Need inert 30 x 117 for AFROTC presentation


#1

Help. My son is in AFROTC at Purdue studying aero-engineering. He’s fallen in love with the A-10 and wants to fly them. He is making a presentation on the GAU-8/A the A-10 fires and would really love to have a dummy/inert round for a prop. I can find 30mm cases but cannot locate a complete dummy round with that elongated projectile that gun fires. Making matters worse, we have only a little more than a week to get it. Any suggestions or ideas would be very much appreciated. I realize this may be asking the impossible.


#2

I know this isn’t the same as an actual dummy round

technoframes.com/ita/replica_30mm.php

A DU bullet should be difficult to find, if it is legal.

In their website you will find their american address too. A forumist works for this company and asked some data about the 20 mm Vulcan times ago, I don’t remember his nickname, sorry.


#3

Timm, go to GUNBROKER.COM and type in the word “INERT”. There are a lot of great 30mm dummy rounds of various designs. Hope this helps.

Jason


#4

Thank you all. Looks like Gunbroker will get the job done fine.


#5

Very happy to help! Hope it works out to your sons satisfaction.

Jason


#6

You will have better luck with the correct cartridge nomenclature: 30x173mm.


#7

If you don’t get one and you have the time you can let me know and I will send you one. Always interested in encouraging interest in ammunition.