Jan. 5, 2018

The earliest use of the tungsten alloy as slug rifle

To talk about the excellent anti-tank rifles of the Second World War, many people would say that Germany's Mauser M1918 anti-tank rifle, but another small country produced a anti-tank rifle also has a big bright spot let Germany and other countries very admire, so far a mention of tungsten alloy bullets always mention this country, it is Poland!
For a long time, countries produced bullet materials are mainly brass, a small number of lead and steel, because the brass plasticity. In the early years, it was a brass bullet against human beings, helpless in the face of a heavy armored tank.
In order to penetrate steel armour, many people's approach is to increase the firepower of guns, so that the bullet has a very high rate of fire, good penetration of steel armour, but the Polish gun designer's approach is not the same, they think, to wear steel armour, first from the bullets, so the industry's common tungsten alloy technology applied to bullets, It also produced a new anti-tank rifle: 7.92mm M35 Maroskozek anti-tank rifle.
M35 rifle is not a bright spot, it is based on Mauser M1918 anti-tank rifle based on the design, is to remove the M1918 anti-tank rifle unnecessary structure, making the gun the world's smallest quality anti-tank. The biggest bright spot of the gun was the use of tungsten alloy bullets, this is at that time the world did not think of things, tungsten alloy than steel density is still hard, wear steel that is due, but tungsten alloy bullet tough features also on the M35 anti-tank rifle damage to the rifling is very large, hit 200 hair on the scrap.
To solve this problem, tungsten alloy bullets are wrapped in copper-nickel, which looks like silver, so Japan calls it a silver bullet. Tungsten Alloy green bullets, also known as green Bullets, because the production of tungsten alloy bullets relative to lead bullets to environmental protection, so there is a green bullet laudatory name.