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Old October 12, 2008, 11:08 PM   #369
B. Lahey
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That's an EFP, there are no tubes involved. It's a dish-shaped sheet of copper backed with explosives. The copper is formed into a big blob-dart traveling at very high speed when the explosives fire.

You can't get that kind of velocity with conventional powder, you need high explosives.
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