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XyZspineZyX
10-08-2003, 01:54 AM
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my brother and I had an argument. as you can see from the pic above the muzzle on the tank has a beveled cap @ the end w/ holes. I notice most tanks and artillery pieces have the same thing. the question is it's purpose. Neither one of us knows for sure so we both guessed.

He says: it's to allow gas to escape.

I say: it's to suppress muzzle flash.

who is right? are we both wrong?


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XyZspineZyX
10-08-2003, 01:54 AM
http://community.codemasters.com/forum/images/miker/m4a2_76_5.jpg


my brother and I had an argument. as you can see from the pic above the muzzle on the tank has a beveled cap @ the end w/ holes. I notice most tanks and artillery pieces have the same thing. the question is it's purpose. Neither one of us knows for sure so we both guessed.

He says: it's to allow gas to escape.

I say: it's to suppress muzzle flash.

who is right? are we both wrong?


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XyZspineZyX
10-08-2003, 02:16 AM
It's a muzzle brake. It's purpose is to reduce recoil.

Nic

XyZspineZyX
10-08-2003, 02:18 AM
the devise is called a "muzzle brake" it is for the purpse of reducing the effects muzzle ( the end of the barrel) to rise and reduce aperiant recoil

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Message Edited on 10/07/0306:19PM by tenmmike

XyZspineZyX
10-08-2003, 02:19 AM
BTW it works with the gases. So your brother is right I'm afraid http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Nic

XyZspineZyX
10-08-2003, 02:38 AM
thanks guys, I'm glad we didn't have any money riding on it/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-08-2003, 02:51 AM
That looks like a Sherman Firefly. Did the Americans have any of those? I thought it was just us Brits.

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Edit: Unless its an M26 Pershing.

Message Edited on 10/08/0310:52AM by Llama_Croft

XyZspineZyX
10-08-2003, 03:35 AM
What game is that anyway?

And it's definately not a pershing, it's some form of later M4

XyZspineZyX
10-08-2003, 03:42 AM
The muzzle break also has a nasty tendency to increase the volume of the muzzle blast exponentially.

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XyZspineZyX
10-08-2003, 04:17 AM
not a m26 ............... http://www.patton-mania.com/M26_Pershing/m26_pershing.html and here for m26 pics http://ipmslondon.tripod.com/armourreferencearticles/id14.html

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