The Truth About Shaped Charges
The armor-piercing shaped charge is 19th century technology and capitalizes on the Munroe effect: a partial focussing of blast energy caused by a hollow or void cut into a piece of explosive. In short, a technique used by civil and military engineers alike the world over and not requiring a midnight courier dispatched from the Islamic Republic.
The wallop packed by the shaped charges, writes BBC, is because of the quantity of explosive packed in them:
But US military investigators are said to have found the sheer mass of explosive used - rather than its design - destroyed the vehicle.And who wasn't guarding the explosives depots in the country they declared war on and occupied, I wonder? Petulant SOB's! So much the idiots' tales spun by our officials.