What makes depleted uranium a good material for making ammunition?

radioactivity
high density
explosiveness
extreme hardness
Depleted uranium is 1.67 times as dense as lead, 84% as dense as osmium or iridium, which are the densest known sub­stances under standard (i.e., Earth­-­sur­face) pres­sures. Con­se­quent­ly a depleted uranium pro­jec­tile of given mass has a smaller diameter than an equiv­a­lent lead pro­jec­tile, with less aero­dy­nam­ic drag and deeper (ar­mor-pierc­ing) pen­e­tra­tion due to a higher pressure at point of impact.

Answers distribution

radioactivity
high density
explosiveness
extreme hardness
answers
flagCanada
5%
60%
10%
25%
40
flagAustralia
11%
55%
11%
22%
27
flagCzech Republic
21%
52%
13%
13%
23
flagRepublic of Ireland
5%
50%
19%
25%
36
flagthe United Kingdom
7%
49%
16%
25%
367
flagthe United States
13%
48%
13%
22%
560
flagNorway
8%
47%
13%
30%
36
flagFrance
4%
47%
28%
19%
21
flagPoland
8%
44%
20%
26%
16485
flagUnknown
8%
44%
17%
29%
1611
flagthe Netherlands
11%
44%
17%
26%
34
flagItaly
12%
44%
20%
24%
25
flagGermany
7%
42%
19%
30%
152
flagUkraine
27%
38%
22%
5%
18
flagIndia
30%
36%
19%
11%
237
flagSweden
12%
33%
20%
25%
24
flagDenmark
11%
33%
22%
33%
18
flagthe Philippines
23%
32%
17%
26%
34
flagPakistan
24%
29%
35%
8%
37
flagNigeria
41%
23%
11%
11%
17

Gender

men44%
women34%
radioactivity
7%
10%
high density
44%
34%
explosiveness
19%
26%
extreme hardness
28%
28%

Language versions

question
answers
results
flag
What makes depleted uranium a good material for making ammunition?
1378
45%

Details

Author: globalquiz.org
tools
Should this question be improved? Improve it.
Globalquiz questions are translated by users for other users. Translate this question.