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Microraptor 1st Mar 2021, 12:00 AM
Shark successfully dispatched!
But watch out for those bullets, Selene!


sigpig 1st Mar 2021, 12:14 AM
Mythbusters did a show (S03Ep21) where they demonstrated and studies the effects of water on bullets. Everything from a .22-calibre rim-firing pistol to a .50-calibre sniper rifle.
They found, IIRC, that even large-bore hunting rifle bullets either lose all momentum within a meter of water, or shatter; even .50-calibre ammo shot from a huge sniper rifle didn't fare much better.

If Selene is a metre below the surface, and with the angle of the shots taken into consideration (geometry FTW - Google "sloped tank armour" for an explanation) she should be fine.
Microraptor 1st Mar 2021, 4:34 AM
Ah yes, jamie59 already mentioned the issue about water slowing down bullets back here.

Let's say, uh...
- Even though the threat of injury may be relatively benign, Selene would prefer not to be shot at at all.
- It just looks so damn cool when something leaves behind a trail of turbulent water! ;-)
SchipLover 1st Mar 2021, 2:53 AM
Friendly fire can be a real hassle. Here's a link on YouTube validating sigpig's statement.
Microraptor 1st Mar 2021, 4:36 AM
Whoa, that was a quite impressive demonstration!
(Damn you, real life!)

Also, as we'll soon see, you're correct in the assumption that this is friendly fire.