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    'Wing Test' .50 cal (12.7x99mm)

    Does anyone have any information about 'wing test' .50 cal ammunition?

    Is there a manual description/illustration that someone could scan?


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    It is used for testing wings.

    The round is fired at an aircraft wing to asses the ability of the structure to absorb hits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glevum View Post
    It is used for testing wings.

    The round is fired at an aircraft wing to asses the ability of the structure to absorb hits.
    Thank you for your reply, that much I knew already.
    Some things I would like to know are;
    Are the rounds fired singularly or repetatively?
    From a normal firearm (MG?) or a test rig?
    At what range are they fired?
    Are the projectile cubes normally loose in the sabot?
    Are there different velocity loadings?
    Are there different projectile size/weights loaded for .50 cal?
    The round shown is in a WCC 85 case, are there other makers?

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    Thanks for those links, but the test equipments mentioned are large bore gas guns.
    There was a previous thread on here asking for information about 30mm 'wing test' rounds but no information was posted on that thread. http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/thread...ng-test-rounds
    Someone must have some info concerning 'wing test' rounds.

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    An informative answer has been posted on the IAA forum here http://www.iaaforum.org/forum3/viewt...hp?f=8&t=13208

 

 

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