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Old 07 May 2014, 07:46 PM
Kibu Kibu is offline
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Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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This isn't possible, and here are the reasons:

During World War Two, the majority of tank shells fired were called "Shot." Shot is a solid core round of steel, which when fired down the barrel would spiral due to the rifling.

The problem with the story, is that it is supposing that by firing into the barrel, the man was either able to a.) wedge the shell in the barrel, or b.) cause a high explosive round to detonate.

In the case of a.) the lead from a single bullet would NOT wedge a tank round into the barrel, since you're dealing with physics here. The steel round of the tank greatly superior to the small bullet.

In the case or b.) it would take an act of god for the man to be able to hit the detonator on a high explosive round, much less set it off.
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