Invisible tracer


#1

Another answer to the problem of visible tracers is the INVISIBLE TRACER.

WHAT ?

This 30mm traces in the invisible spectrum and can only be seen by the pilot wearing special lenses.

Used by the “NIGHT STALKERS” helicopters.

This load PIE-T is Pyrotechnically Initiated Explosive-Tracer. This is a fuzeless HE which explodes by chemical action on impact.


#2

Tracer rounds only visible with night vision devices are also available in 5.56x45 and 7.62x51.


#3

These 30mms are not visible with standard night vision devices. The enemy has those too.


#4

That is so cool! Totaly amazing concept, use and cutaway.


#5

What will be the marking for such a tracer?


#6

These are only used by the 160th SOAR - “Night Stalkers” and are marked as you see.


#7

What aircraft are these fired from? I didn’t think the Night Stalkers’ Black Hawks and Chinooks were fitted with any 30mm Weapons.


#8

Here their choppers:
MH-47
upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c … hinook.jpg
MH-60
upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c … k_Hawk.jpg
MH-6
upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c … e_Bird.jpg

Here their official website:
campbell.army.mil/newinterne … asp?uid=50


#9

Thank you- those sites pretty much tell the story. You might recall them from the movie “Blackhawk down”.


#10

There is also a 9x19mmPara “invisible” tracer. Green tip- and total green primer. Headstamp: Geco 9mm Luger.
( normal green tracer has only a green primer-rim)


#11

Sorry I mixed up some cartridges, I gave the wrong info about the 9x19mm Para invisable tracer.
The invisible tracer has a red-tip, total green primer.
The normal visable red-tip tracer has only a green primer rim.
Headstamp: Geco 9mm Para