- Apr 18, 2015
well the thing is, its much cheaper to have few duds here and there. Rather than have the entire artillery piece, tank, or Bomber explode mid-mission due to la lack of fail-safes on the explosives. and as El Pip said above, its usually a deliberate choice for safety,Oh yeah, the factory system flaws...those been fixed somehow? Not sure how you'd do it in a few years but if the Axis can't solve that then they should still fail to win...eventually. Cos even if they get all the resources, the manpower and physical systems in place are going to weigh down the war machine quite a bit.
Indeed ten percent failure sounds pretty good but these are high explosives. Lots of them.
This is also why WW1 shells still can be found all around Europe in greater quantities compared to WW2 explosives, as the tech simply wasn't there to make a safe-to-use explosive that wouldn't have considerable risk of exploding without warning.