Again, I never said that the 30-06 AP is superior to every AP round out there, including the M993. I did say that the weight of the tungsten penetrator is only one of several variables that determine whether or not it can penetrate level 4 armor. In other words, just because the M993 can penetrate level 4 doesn't mean a smaller 6.8mm AP with high tungsten content will also penetrate level 4.Again you source sales.
And they did, all of 4% Wow a whole 4% of the round. With such a low percentage it didn’t make a difference at the time because its such a small amount not to matter.
Before you break into a victory lap modern AP tungsten cored rounds are 84% Tungsten.
M2 AP will punch 10.6mm in a 22.2mm RHA plate at 91m
A modern 5.56x45mm M995 Tungsten cored round will penetrate 12mm of RHA at 100m
A M993 7.62x51 Tungsten cored AP round penetrates 16mm of RHA at 400m a 20mm RHA plate at 100m
Wait so a 5.56mm round will go deeper than a 30.06 round!! My god in heaven
You keep coming back and listing 30.06 yet I keep pointing out that the M2 is the inferior round now moved goal post. The 7.62x51mm AP round has a much higher Tungsten content than the M2 30.06.
Vs Any Ammo type below this Level IV plate and it’s equivalents are all but invincible. You need to go to .338NM to penetrate.
Next Okay So TE that does not mean that 6.8 “Bleed-moor”would AP any better than a 7.62 or 5.56x45mm
A good quality Level IV M995 round at 100m.
M995 5.56x45mm has a penetrator that weights 2g Yet against some lower quality Level IV plate it will. The reason it’s just a little to light. But for consistency you need more weight more tungsten but the 5.56x45mm round doesn’t have much room to grow.
A M993 7.62x51 Tungsten cored AP round has a penetrator weight of 5.4g. Clearly enough mass.
It will defeat Level IV armor this is however an older round. Meant to be replaced by XM1158 which has an even larger core.
Okay so? A 6.8mm round is a low drag round with higher velocity than 5.56mm it can hold a larger Tungsten Penetrator in theory it should weigh as much as 7 grams that gives The potential for a 5g penetrator which is why I say it should penetrate.