Everyone dreamed of sawing their favorite thing and understand what it is made of? The most interesting thing was always forbidden, namely in weapons. Here, for example, cartridges ... It turns out that they have a strikingly rich inner world, not like poets and all kinds of intellectuals. After all, you cut the poet in a biology class - what is there to look at ?! These bullets will hit you in the heart, no one will leave them indifferent. Inside, military toys look so scary that you don’t even know whether to love or adore them.
Cartridge (unitary cartridge, lat. Unitas - “unity”) - the ammunition of small arms and small-caliber (up to 76 mm) cannons, with which the weapon is loaded in one go.
A unitary cartridge can be an artillery shot or a cartridge in which a projectile (bullet, buckshot or charge of shot), a charge of gunpowder, an igniting element (capsule-igniter) and, sometimes, additional elements are connected together by means of a sleeve. The term "unitary cartridge" appeared in the 19th century - the capsule, which was charged separately, was not included in the design of earlier cartridges.
5.56x45 mm cartridge
5.56x45 mm caliber cartridge with carbide armor-piercing bullet and copper pan to protect the barrel of the weapon and improve obturation.
Obturation - is to ensure the integrity of the barrel when fired.
If you remember, add 10 to your IQ and look further.
5.56x45 mm prototype XM216 cartridge (.223 Remington)
Experienced cartridge XM216 caliber 5.56x45 mm (.223 Remington) with a sub-caliber feathered arrow-shaped bullet.
Such a high-speed arrow breaks through Kevlar armor, so that a bulletproof vest will not save you - only the icon of the blessed Matron.
Frankford Arsenal released it for members of the American SPIW program - Springfield Armory and Winchester. 1965-1970 years.
Special 7.62x5.6 mm cartridge Salvo Squeezebore with three brass bullets
Special 7.62x5.6 mm cartridge Salvo Squeezebore with three brass bullets.
Designed for a special weapon: the rear of the barrel is rifled cylindrical, and the front is conical, smooth.
In the rifled part, all three bullets move under the action of powder gases as a whole, but in the conical section of the bullet they are crimped, the rear ones are forced out of the front ones and fly out of the barrel separately.
Due to the compression of bullets, the caliber is indicated through a fraction, since at first the bullet has a caliber of 7.62 mm, and in the process of moving along the bore, it decreases to 5.6 mm.
And such transformers were invented back in the 1970s!
Further down the list are training cartridges. As you know from films with Schwarzenegger, a rifle combat bullet retains stopping power at a distance of several kilometers. With a miss on the target or its penetration (guaranteed at a distance of training shooting at one and a half hundred meters), the bullet can cause trouble. To simplify the design of shooting galleries during training personnel use special cartridges with a destructible light bullet or a reduced amount of gunpowder.
L14A1 training cartridge for NATO standard 7.62x54 mm caliber (.308 Winchester)
L14A1 training cartridge for standard NATO caliber 7.62x54 mm (.308 Winchester) with a plastic sleeve equipped with an alloy bottom and a plastic tracer bullet.
Produced for the British Army by the German company Dynamit Nobel AG. 1990s.
Training cartridge 7.92x57 Mauser
Training cartridge 7.92x57 Mauser.
The usual shell bullet, but instead of gunpowder in the liner is an inert substance.
Swedish training cartridge 6.5x55 mm Swedish Mauser with a wooden bullet
Swedish training cartridge 6.5x55 mm Swedish Mauser with a wooden bullet.
Special Glaser 9mm pistol cartridge
Special pistol cartridge Special Glaser 9 mm caliber American company COR-BON / Glaser Ammunition. A ballistic-controlled bullet consists of a plastic bow, a copper shell and a shot filler.
Designed for special anti-terrorism units.
It can be fired, for example, in the cabin of a plane, without fear of ricochet or defeat of people behind the target, since a cross through is excluded.
When hit, the bullet is destroyed, hitting an enemy not protected by body armor with a sheaf of shot.
Stewardesses like this.
British pistol cartridge caliber 9x19 mm (Luger / Parabellum)
The most common British pistol cartridge caliber 9x19 mm (Luger / Parabellum).
Since for a bullet it is important not only the lethal action on the enemy, but also the stopping one, which is crucial in close combat, the caliber of pistols and revolvers is usually made more than rifle.
So, if for the general army small arms there was even a decrease in caliber from 7.62 to 5.6 mm, for example, for pistols and 9 mm there is no limit.
The shell bullet, a copper “shirt” protects the lead bullet from deformation.
Wadcutter sighting pistol cartridge 9x19 mm (Luger / Parabellum)
Wadcutter sighting pistol cartridge of 9x19 mm caliber (Luger / Parabellum).
It has a brass bullet in the shape of a truncated cone with a recess, the sharp edges of which, when hit by a paper target, cut through the edges of the hole to get an even and clean hole, which the wife is not ashamed to show.
9 x 17 mm pistol cartridge (.380 Browning)
9x17 mm (.380 Browning) pistol cartridge with tracer sighting bullet.
When hit by a target, it gives a clearly visible flash or a cloud of colored smoke.
Special pistol cartridge High Safety Ammunition caliber 9x19 mm (Luger / Parabellum)
Special pistol cartridge High Safety Ammunition caliber 9x19 mm (Luger / Parabellum).
Developed by the British company Cobra in the 90s of the last century.
Seven steel darts are poured into the soft plastic of the bullet (only three of them are visible in the section); to protect against premature destruction (before hitting the target), the bullet is covered with a copper sheath.
Refers to the type of ballistic controlled bullets, again used by counterterrorism units.
Darts pierce the enemy’s body armor, diverging in his body and causing serious damage, but without the risk of breaking through and defeating people behind the criminal.
Special pistol cartridge Sky Marshall caliber 9x19 mm (Luger / Parabellum)
Special pistol cartridge Sky Marshall caliber 9x19 mm (Luger / Parabellum) for the Israeli anti-terror intelligence.
These harsh people will not shoot at the enemy with cheap nonsense!
Destructible non-shell polymer resin bullet with steel balls.
The purpose is the same as the previous cartridge, but only if the enemy is without body armor.
9 mm Speer Target revolving cartridge
9 mm Speer Target revolving cartridge with a plastic sleeve and a plastic traumatic bullet.
Designed by Speer, an American company for compact police short-barreled revolvers.
9x22 mm high-energy pistol cartridge
9x22 mm high-energy pistol cartridge with semi-expansive bullet.
The bullet in the bullet is covered with a plastic fairing, which is needed in order to prevent clogging of the bullet in pieces of the enemy’s dense clothing when it is pierced.
If the notch is clogged, the bullet will become normal and lose its expansive properties.
And so the fairing after breaking through clothes is crushed, contributing to the disclosure of the bullet.
Well, then everything happens the same as we described before.
The fairing also increases the reliability of the supply of cartridges from the magazine, preventing them from skewing.
Developed by the Swiss company Sigarms in 1994.
9x19 mm pistol cartridge (Luger / Parabellum)
Pistol cartridge of caliber 9x19 mm (Luger / Parabellum) with a half-shell expansive bullet.
The most popular version of the equipment of police and civilian self-defense weapons in the United States.
It has a good stopping effect.
76 mm caliber cartridge for combat smoothbore weapons
Cartridge of 76 mm caliber for smooth-bore combat weapons with several striking elements.
This solves the problem of increasing the area of damage.
It was thought up, probably, so that you can shoot with your eyes shut - to whom God will send.
This is true at all times.
The killer beauty of the cartridge in the lens of the photographer Sabina Perlman
Sabina Perlman's photo project, called Ammunition, shows an unusual perspective on bullets. Even if you have already encountered firearms, you are unlikely to be lucky to see it like that. Each cartridge has its own and unique design. The symmetry of forms in combination with various types of charge makes each bullet a real work of art.
As Sabina herself says, the section allows you to see all the complexity and beauty of the form, along with the huge destruction force. This shows the whole essence of man: to create beauty, and then destroy it.
At the moment, the photographer’s collection has collected about 900 images of the most various types of bullets.
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