Sir C, close range po ba ung shot na un or medjo long range?
Regardless of the range seryosong tingnan ung damage....
Estimated range was between 5-10 meters. 20"-barreled M16A1 used. At that range, estimated velocity when bullet hit was @ 3200 feet per second.
Entrance wound is on the inner thigh, exit is the huge stellate laceration seen on the outer thigh. Based on the xray view of the femur bone, bone was NOT hit, but broke most probably due to the temporary stretch cavity created by the considerable hydraulic shock wave the M193 cartridge is known to create.
Pics # 5 and 6 show the typical fragmentation that occurs when the M193 bullet impacts human flesh at velocities in excess of 2700 fps. Since my estimate here is that the velocity was @ 3200 fps, the size of the wound is not a surprise.
Were this hit on the torso instead of the thigh, no reachee hospital. Go to morgue na lang.
What happened here sir? accident? or intended talaga yung bala sakanya?
According to victim, drunk cop shot him after altercation. According to cop, accident daw.
BULLETS CREATE LARGE TEMPORARY CAVITIES.
A slight correction, sir Air: Bullets travelling IN EXCESS
of 2000 feet per second create LARGE Temporary Stretch cavities
. Below 2000 fps, the TSC, while present, is usually not significant in the wounding process. By 3000 fps, it is enough to break nearby bone.
BULLETS BEGIN TO TUMBLE AFTER 7cm (2.5 inches) OF TISSUE PENETRATION (EARLIER IF BONE IS STRUCK)
Correct, though such early yawing of the bullet is not consistent. Fragging of the bullet usually reliably occurs within 4" of penetration.
What has caused the large entrance and exit wounds here was the early yaw and fragmenting of this particular m193 bullet. As you can see from the xray pics, the amount of fragmenting was almost total and the secondary wound channels created by the outward-going fragments resulted in significant tearing and shredding of the surrounding tissues.
In fact, if only it was not so macabre sana, you can say that the M193 bullet here performed PERFECTLY.
How's the guy doing? Did he get to keep his leg?
Affirmative on that, Mr. FR. We were able to save the leg. Was touch and go for a while, though. Infection or the threat of it is now the patient's biggest enemy. And even if he recovers, he will be limping for the rest of his life, as over half of his thigh muscles died and we had to excise 'em.