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.
globalquiz.org
0
Correct this question
5
Very interesting!
reach: rather globalammunitionchemistryelementsfirearmsmilitarynuclear poweruraniumweapons

Answers by country

radioactivity
high density
explosiveness
extreme hardness
answers
flagthe Netherlands
10%
55%
15%
20%
20
flagUnknown
22%
50%
12%
15%
40
flagNew Zealand
12%
48%
13%
24%
58
flagGermany
9%
47%
15%
27%
44
flagSouth Africa
13%
46%
20%
20%
15
flagthe United States
13%
45%
15%
23%
707
flagSweden
13%
45%
18%
18%
22
flagAustralia
10%
44%
17%
27%
84
flagCanada
11%
44%
20%
24%
45
flagGreece
16%
44%
22%
16%
18
flagthe United Kingdom
14%
42%
18%
24%
250
flagthe Philippines
20%
42%
18%
17%
75
flagRepublic of Ireland
4%
42%
23%
28%
21
flagSingapore
32%
40%
4%
20%
25
flagPoland
9%
37%
21%
29%
18713
flagNigeria
27%
35%
16%
17%
73
flagGhana
46%
33%
20%
0%
15
flagMalaysia
12%
28%
15%
43%
32
flagIndia
34%
26%
23%
13%
676
flagPakistan
29%
19%
33%
14%
81