Thursday, April 05, 2007

Math Lesson

Much simpler than this.

It looks like the state of Idaho could use some better math education.

Why, you ask?

Simple: Idiots with guns are shooting at tanks. No, really.

Here's where a math lesson would come in handy.

Let's assume, for simplicity's sake, that the shooters are using Remington model 700 rifles. They're excellent, popular, accurate, and affordable weapons. They fire a 7.62 mm round, and have an effective range of about 1500 meters. Really, you couldn't ask for a much better production rifle than this. However, it's not really good as an armor-piercing weapon.

Your M1A1 Main Battle Tank, on the other hand, has an M256 120 mm smoothbore gun. This weapon will fire a sabot round that can, with a 0-degree shot, penetrate over two feet of reactive armor at 2000 meters. The tanks themselves have over two feet of armor.

Now on to the math.

Remington model 700 caliber: 7.62 mm

M1A1 MBT main weapon caliber: 120 mm

120 >> 7.62

QED, motherfucker.

Now stop shooting at the goddamn tanks, dumbasses.