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Old 09-14-2017, 11:31 AM   #24
jason taylor
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Default Re: Research help for Pulp Adventure

Originally Posted by cptbutton View Post
I am not sure if using depleted uranium is so much because it is depleted as because there is a lot of it around dirt cheap because you produce almost 200 pounds of it as a byproduct of making 1 pound of weapons grade uranium, or around 10-180 for reactor fuel grade uranium.
In the fifties, before they knew what they were handling some people fiddled with tactical use of full-blown nukes. It's obvious they didn't do so for budget problems then.

The main reason depleted U is used is that it is a very heavy rock and hence useful for a kenetic round.
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