- Jul 14, 2010
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I wonder what the effect of an 11-inch High Explosive Squash Head (HESH) round would be on a ship? I'm sure that the shear quantity of explosive would be spectacular and cause great damage to 'soft' structures directly as well as indirectly due to shock waves. Also a near miss into the sea could have an effect if detonated as water transmits shock quite well. If the round hit armour it would cause spalling on the other side-shedding people, equipment etc . Would they be more effective than the heavy armour-piercing shells that Battleships fired? I welcome any comments.