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120mm PELE rounds are worthless

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I'm averaging about 6 hits with PELE at ranges under 1200m to destroy a BMP-2 from the flank or a BTR-80 from any angle.

I think it's time for a lethality overhaul, unless this munition isn't intended for use against vehicles?

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PELE – Penetrator with Enhanced Lateral Effect 

Rheinmetall developed the PELE (penetrator with enhanced lateral effect) round in order to increase the effectiveness of conventional medium-calibre ammunition. Crucial to its success is the specially engineered projectile, which combines two materials with different levels of density. Containing neither a fuse nor explosives, the round’s lethality derives from its high penetrating power coupled with fragmentation, blast and incendiary effects. PELE is available in full- and sub-calibre versions.
 

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All this makes PELE a truly multipurpose ammunition: when the shooting starts, it is the perfect answer for army, air force and naval operations, enabling successful engagement of dismounted personnel and lightly armoured vehicles. It also lends itself to combat missions in built-up areas. Moreover, PELE is suitable for use on firing ranges, as there is no risk of unexploded rounds. Other major advantages: PELE ammunition is cost-efficient as well as safe to handle and store.

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The DM33 PELE round is a hollowed out tungsten sabot filled with plastic, it bursts when it hits pretty much anything hard, spraying everything on the other side with shrapnel: PDF about PELE round

 

It should work just fine on a BMP or BTR.

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It may be that the underlying fragmentation model in SB Pro is not good enough. We're working on a new one.

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