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Posted on 06/22/2013 7:59:22 AM PDT by Rebelbase
AMMO: Cross Section Photos of Bullets Used During WWII
In October of 2012, LA-based photographer Sabine Pearlman found herself ensconced in a Swiss WWII bunker photographing 900 different specimens of cross sectioned ammunition. Her resulting photo series, AMMO, shows the beauty and craftsmanship that went into creating these destructive little pieces of engineering.
Pearlman strives to create a poetry of images by synergizing the big picture with the small details. Insofar as her AMMO series is concerned, that means the juxtaposition of beauty and destruction.
The photos themselves are fascinating to look at, but the series is meant to evoke more than that:
The cross-sections reveal a hidden complexity and beauty of form, which stands in vast contrast to the destructive purpose of the object. It is a representation of the evil and the beautiful, a reflection of the human condition.
Here is a selection of the 900 pieces she photographed for the series: http://petapixel.com/2013/06/21/ammo-cross-section-photos-of-bullets-used-during-wwii/
Amazing pics at link:
Few people realize the variety and collectability of ammo.
Many of those designs would be banned today.
I wish she had provided more details on what the rounds actually were. Some of those were very intriguing.
Off to the gun shop!
I wish it said a little bit about them.
Oh, man, debate, debate, debate... Do I want to enter the People’s Republic of Santa Monica to go see the photography installation in person? Hmm, maybe... Best make sure that I leave my pocket constitution behind though, I bet it’d spontaneously combust at the city limit.
Misleading title, some of that ammo might be from WWII, but not all. One was a Glaser round.
From left to right, top to bottom on the above page, the cartridges are: 1. M860″ .50BMG tracer (range training cartridge). 2. Unknown dummy, 3. Wood bullet load (hard to tell caliber, these are not to scale), 4. HSA Cobra multi-dart 9x19mm AP load (British, and short-lived), 5. Israeli 9x19mm shot load in resin matrix, for riot use, or anti-skyjack use, 6. Unknown ball load, looks like .32acp or 9×19 (not in scale), 7. Solid brass hollow point 9x19mm, one of many Euro experimentals, 8. ZM75″ 7.62 Czech short-range tracer loaded into .32acp case for use in the RPG-75 launcher, 9. Glaser Safety slug (blue, #12 shot) probably .38spl, 10. Probably a .224 BOZ, or a .225 JAWS, 11. 4.6x30mm RUAG DM11″, 12. probably an XM216 flechette, 13. Colt .308 project SALVO exprimental, 14. probably a .455 Webley ball load, 15. Speer plastic indoor training load .38 cal. *** These photos are excellent, but when shown side-by-side are often out of scale relative to the neighboring cartridge. Only a couple of these were around for WWII, but perhaps many of the photos taken but not shown were from that era. The sections were most likely done by Paul Smith or Reinhold Peschke for whomever the Swiss collector is (maybe Reinhold himself) fantastic sections!
Gotta know! What is the round on the left?
If you didn’t know, you would think this were pages out of a modern day ammo/defence manufacturers catalog.
Sorry, I should have waited a minute.
The balls in that ACP round have holes in them. Bead chain, interesting.
You know, that’s what I was thinking. Looked too modern.
I’d think lasering one in half would set-off the primer or powder.
“Many of those designs would be banned today.”
Except for law enforcement. You should see some of the nasty things they have. I saw a shotgun round that had two large bearings held together by a thin cable, alledgedly to rip a hole through a door to allow the next round to pass.
Why would they make a wooden bullet?
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