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Subject: shaped charges
andyf    2/20/2007 4:27:14 PM
would it be possible to make a shaped charge claymore type weapon? with a linear liner, so the 'jet' would actually be a bar. any advantages?
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Yimmy       2/20/2007 5:54:30 PM
I believe there is a thread in the armour forum about such weapons used as anti-tank mines.
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Horsesoldier       2/20/2007 6:02:23 PM
Explosively formed penetrators can be used to remotely attack something with a shaped charge, but I don't think a linear jet to sweep into a line of advancing troops or something would be workable.  Even if it were, I think a conventional fragmentation type claymore is more efficient.
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HIPAR       2/20/2007 6:33:51 PM
There was just a demonstration of something like that on the Future Weapons TV series.  It was used to clear a path through razor wire.

---  CHAS

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