Reader Craig sent along a link to a video of testing the XM1028 round for the Abrams tank. I’m not sure if this is in service yet. Basically, it isĀ  a giant shotgun shell for the M-1. Since neither the HEAT or Sabot rounds do much good against infantry in the open, this is the solution.

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  1. Outlaw, indeed they did. When tanks were being swarmed by NVA, one tank would “scratch the others back” by shooting a cannister at it. The round would chip the paint on the tank, but obliterate any crunchies on or near it. Don Starry’s excellent book, “Armor in Vietnam” mentions several episodes of this.

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