I’m looking for information on the experimental electric primed DAG 80 headstamped .50 cal tracer. In particular can someone explain how the electric primer functions, and what weapon this was developed for.
The only information I have comes from The Reference Book On .50 Cal BMG (12.7 x 99 MM) CARTRIDGES THEIR VARIATIONS, AND OTHER RELATED CARTRIDGES AND ITEMS by RON C. FUCHS & RON J. FUCHS
Section 119.1 GERMANY (65 AI AF .50 thru EMZ 84) has this entry;
DAG 80 Tracer red tip nv no b/pl 0753
Xpmtl electric primed, milled primer pckt w/zinc steel insert, w/2 pc brass primer, difficult to read numbers in HS because most of the characters are cut off by the steel insert, but it appears to be “DAG 80”