Shaped charges and explosively formed penetrators: background for clinicians.

Abstract

Shaped Charges (SC) have been used in High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) munitions and the mining industry since World War II. An explosive is used to propel a liner material of low mass at speeds in excess of 5 times the speed of sound. The subsequent projectile is capable of penetrating the steel of armoured vehicles and inflicting significant injury to any… (More)

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@article{Morrison2007ShapedCA, title={Shaped charges and explosively formed penetrators: background for clinicians.}, author={J J Morrison and Peter F. Mahoney and Timothy J Hodgetts}, journal={Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps}, year={2007}, volume={153 3}, pages={184-7} }