SLA Marshall wrote a report for the Army on infantrymen in Europe. Logistics supplied something in the range of a quarter of a million rounds for each enemy killed. Mind you this was in the semi-auto Springfield days. I would imagine round usage per kill has only gone up. Anyways, the more tailored your round is, the smaller the range of effectiveness is. For example, a Formula 1 car would move you around the land battlefield the quikest, but the majority of the terrain would be out of the question, hence military vehicles are more truck(ish).
As to the wog popped in the butt at short range. Well the bullet would of still been going quite fast, he might of had a full bladder/full lower intestins, hence a lot and dense water thus a great hydro shock effect.
It could of happened with just a regular ball ammo. OR maybe it was the round. Anyways, correlation is not causation.
As to the gel/temp dispute. I suspect that at warmer tempratures the gel would be too soft and not match the averaged behaviour of human muscle/organs. The temp shouldn't effect the behavior of the bullet as the contact time is so small.
2 cents worth.
posted on 12/03/2003 4:57:50 AM PST
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>>As to the gel/temp dispute. I suspect that at warmer tempratures the gel would be too soft and not match the averaged behaviour of human muscle/organs. The temp shouldn't effect the behavior of the bullet as the contact time is so small.
As someone with a strong thermodynamics / heat transfer / fluid mechanics background, I agree wholeheartedly with your reasoning and comments here.
posted on 12/03/2003 5:07:28 AM PST
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posted on 12/03/2003 5:09:28 AM PST
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