7.62 British Tracer Trials, Dark Ignition Long Range


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Looking for information for the British tracer long range trials. These had tips that were hand painted from the Kynoch factory and was told that they were made in limited #'s, maybe 50? each. Headstamp K/ 61/L5A1. TonyE, from across the pond, had mentioned over on the BOCN that the objective was to obtain a trace to 1300 yards with matching to the ball trajectory at certain ranges. But there were literllay dozens of different types tested between 1956-1970 and is very hard to identify specific types because most of the documentation is for the most part long gone.
Dave S gave us a list from the early 60’s for color tips and are :
#1 purple, #2 green, #3 orange/red, #4 dark blue, #5 purple/red
#6 pink, #7 yellow, #8 ???, #9 pale blue, #10 brown
#11 ???, #12 red/green, #13???, #14 gray, #15 pale blue/pink
#16 pink/dark blue, #17 red/pale blue, #18 dk blue/paleblue, #19 purple, #20 orangered
#21 dk blue, #22 green.
Anybody have any other information or what color #'s 8, 11, and 13 are, it would be apperciated.
Heres some cutaways #5, #10, #12, #15, #16, #17. Dave will email those figures tonight. Thanks wolfgang


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Wolfgang
Thanks. Having these picture will help in interpreting the x-rays of cartridges where sections are not currently available and give better picture of the subtle differences between each bullet type.

Based on the records I have, items 1-18 have the K 61 L5A1 headstamp, items 19 and 20 are headstamped K 61 (+) L2A2 and items 21 and 22 are headstamped either K 61 (+) L2A2 or K 62 K5A3 depending on bullet ogive.

NATO Dave