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Discussion in 'Artillery' started by 4th wilts, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. 4th wilts

    4th wilts Member

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    does anyone know when sabot rounds were first used in ww2,and which guns these were available too,cheers.:)
     
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    I have a 3" Brooke's rifle sabot round sitting on my desk, about 16 pounds. It was used in our Civil War 1861-65, so they must have been in wide spread use at the beginning of WW2. Are you thinking of a "discarding sabot", intended to separate from a smaller core common in current use? My sabot was permanent and made of brass, to make a gas check and engage the rifling more precisely.

    I had a marvelous lunch in Torquay many years ago, beautiful country.

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    I often wondered why the Germans didn't use discarding sabot rounds.

    It seems that the combination of inaccuracy in early versions, and the shortage of tungsten, might answer my question.

    Additionally, I wonder about discarding sabots in combination with muzzle brakes, as it might be possible that any sabot could get tangled up in the brake.
     

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