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Old 05-21-2006, 01:41 AM #1
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all right me and my freind had an argument today. he was sayin that the soldiers and marines in iraq are using ammunitions with dipleted uranium tips. is he telling the truth or did he just here it from a radom person spreading propaganda about the war
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Old 05-21-2006, 01:45 AM #2
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soldiers and marines do not have ammunition with DU tips.

However there are certain guns that have DU tipped rounds, mainly the 30mm cannon on the A10 warthog. This is not an anti personnel weapon, it is used against tanks and other vehicles.

Not to mention there are no health risks with DU rounds. There is more radiation put out by household items on a daily basis than one of these rounds puts out on impact.
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Didn't we just have a topic on this recently?

Anyway, only specific, anti-tank weapons use DU ammo.
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Old 05-22-2006, 12:45 PM #5
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ya thats what i thought but my freind was saying that iraqi doctors are saying that they are having more birth defects as a result of du tips. i think it is a bunch of bull**** but thanks for your help
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The standard ammo for soldiers is called "SS109".

It has a hardened steel core, with a lead base, and hardened copper shell. The tip is usually painted green to signify its .223AP ammo. Sometimes mixed with red-tipped traccer ammo.

I have a whole case of green/red tipped ammo in my basement. Surplus from the gulf-war.

As mentioned above, depleted uranium ammo is ONLY used in guns that are 100mm or bigger.

The M16 is only 4.5mm!

Remember- The whole point of depleted-uranium is that its slightly heavier. So, you will only notice the benefits from large cannons.

The guy was probobly confused when he saw the green-tipped SS109 223AP ammo. Thats normal.

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Originally Posted by hp_lovecraft

As mentioned above, depleted uranium ammo is ONLY used in guns that are 100mm or bigger.

But since this has been recently discussed, I'll close 'er up.
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