What’s the meaning of “fluoroscoped”?
With a duplex round these were X-rayed / fluoroscoped to see the position of the inner bullet before firing to be sure it was in the correct place after loading.
Do cutaways exist?
I think I might have one, but not handy at the moment, Most of the variations did not have tip color & I believe red was also used.
Pepper, thanks a lot for the great overview!
An old picture I had, probably from Teak C.
Kudos for Paul Smith sectioning
Paul, thanks a lot!
As you have handled the single projectiles, do you know how they are attached to each other? By solder?
No adhesive. Pressure fit and can come loose and appear on X-ray amongst the gun powder Certainly in 30-06 SALVO rounds
Here is a great image Pete posted in 2016.
I wonder what percent did not separate when fired!
Pepper, thanks a lot! I just wondered as I once in Vietnam found 2 still attached (7.62mm) but outside the case and they were attached to each other quite well.
I need an explination as to what these 2 rounds were developed for??
I know they are 5,56 or 223 but what do the bullets represent???
The red-tipped is the M196 Tracer made by Twin Cities. The lower round is a West German ‘Kurzbahn’. This is a short range training round.
The short range is a DAG development and I never saw one with a silver color plating.
Thank you for sharing!