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Is a 50. bmg capable of punching through some military IFV's and APC's?

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  • Is a 50. bmg capable of punching through some military IFV's and APC's?

    We all know the M107/M82 is an anti-material rifle that is also very good at stopping incoming vehicles. But I'm wondering what are it's limitations on military vehicles such as the BMP-1/2/3 and apc's such as a M113. Assuming we are using 29 inch barrel (more or less) rifle with APIT match rounds.

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    Originally posted by roffelskates View Post
    We all know the M107/M82 is an anti-material rifle that is also very good at stopping incoming vehicles. But I'm wondering what are it's limitations on military vehicles such as the BMP-1/2/3 and apc's such as a M113. Assuming we are using 29 inch barrel (more or less) rifle with APIT match rounds.
    The M113 Gavin is basically invulnerable against all small arms, crew-served heavy machine guns, anti-tank weaponry and all sizes of IED, unlike the death-trap Stryker truck that should be replaced with upgraded Super Gavins.


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      I have no idea who that is in reference to...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by roffelskates View Post
        I have no idea who that is in reference to...
        Do a search on "Mike Sparks, Gavin" and you'll see...

        Anyways, back to your question, yes, a 50 BMG round can punch through some IFV/APV armor. I believe the BMP series of IFV are only resistant to 7.62mm AP rounds on the sides. Most, if not all, APVs are resistant to 50 BMG on the front.
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        • #5
          Also depends alot on what round you are using as well. Theres about 25 different tpes of .50 BMG rounds.

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          • #6
            Don't they have a .50 sabot round? Though I think it is only cleared for use in M2.

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            • #7
              M903 Caliber .50 Saboted Light Armor Penetrator (SLAP), M962 Saboted Light Armor Penetrator Tracer (SLAPT)

              Here, pretty cool round.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TopHatter View Post
                The M113 Gavin is basically invulnerable against all small arms, crew-served heavy machine guns, anti-tank weaponry and all sizes of IED, unlike the death-trap Stryker truck that should be replaced with upgraded Super Gavins.


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TopHatter View Post
                  The M113 Gavin is basically invulnerable against all small arms, crew-served heavy machine guns, anti-tank weaponry and all sizes of IED, unlike the death-trap Stryker truck that should be replaced with upgraded Super Gavins.


                  Oh wait I'm sorry, I thought I was a totally pathetic hack named Mike Sparks.

                  Sheesh, how embarrassing! :(

                  I used to feel the M-113 was a better vehicle than the Stryker until they went into combat. The 113's flat bottom doesn't deal with mines as well as a Stryker's higher, rounder/vee shaped hull in comparison. I can't say I like the 113 over the Stryker, because I feel they are two different animals designed for two different tasks, and are given jobs that they were not designed for. The only reason I would pick the 113 over the Stryker is I worked on the 113 and feel tracks are better for off road travel than wheels.
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