Is HE considered special ammo?

John Fedoriw

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Playing some Korea and per W3.11 EARLY KW ROK: "...No vehicle/ordnance has any Special Ammunition (C8.);.."

If I have a M1 57L AT gun does the HE7 count as special ammo? Or is it normal ammo with a depletion number?

The index for special ammo refers you to section C8 BUT that section does not define it in black and white. It lists SMOKE, APCR, APDS, Cannister and WP but not HE so I do not think this is applicable to HE....but I am not 100% sure because it is something that depletes.

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C8.9 DEPLETION NUMBERS: The number following each special ammunition
symbol is a Depletion Number which defines its availability to
the firer.
This Depletion Number is applicable if the firer announces his
intention to use Special Ammunition prior to a To Hit DR. If that Original
To Hit DR is < the Depletion Number, the firer uses that ammunition to
resolve the effect of any hit it achieved with that DR. If that Original To
Hit DR equals the Depletion Number, the firer uses that ammunition to
resolve the effect of any hit it achieved with that DR, but the firer runs out
of that Special Ammunition in the process and may not use it again for the
remainder of the scenario. If that Original To Hit DR is > the Depletion
Number, the firer had no such ammunition and is considered not to have
fired yet for any purpose unless Gun Malfunction or Low Ammo (D3.71)
occurs. The firer is free to fire again (unless it malfunctioned) with other
ammunition at the same or different target with a new To Hit DR or refrain
from firing altogether and instead move. The Gun may not use that special
ammunition again in that scenario. Depletion Numbers do not apply to
OBA or Vehicular Smoke Dispensers.

If it has a depletion #, it is special ammunition for the Weapon.
 

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It is special ammunition for THAT Weapon even though it's just HE. Yeah when you put it that way it makes sense.

Thanks Carl. You are always great for answering questions.
 
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