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AMMO: Cross Section Photos of Bullets Used During WWII
PetaPixel ^ | 6/21/13 | DL Cade

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/


TOPICS: Education; History; Military/Veterans; Reference
KEYWORDS: ammo; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
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1 posted on 06/22/2013 7:59:22 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: mylife; Clint N. Suhks; smokingfrog

Amazing pics at link:

http://petapixel.com/2013/06/21/ammo-cross-section-photos-of-bullets-used-during-wwii/


2 posted on 06/22/2013 8:03:02 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Rebelbase

Few people realize the variety and collectability of ammo.
Many of those designs would be banned today.


3 posted on 06/22/2013 8:04:52 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Rebelbase

I wish she had provided more details on what the rounds actually were. Some of those were very intriguing.


4 posted on 06/22/2013 8:04:59 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: carriage_hill

Off to the gun shop!
Cya later.


5 posted on 06/22/2013 8:05:54 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Rebelbase

I wish it said a little bit about them.


6 posted on 06/22/2013 8:06:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Rebelbase

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.


7 posted on 06/22/2013 8:08:59 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Rebelbase

8 posted on 06/22/2013 8:14:54 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Rebelbase

Misleading title, some of that ammo might be from WWII, but not all. One was a Glaser round.


9 posted on 06/22/2013 8:15:15 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: carriage_hill

http://www.pearlmanphotography.com/ammo/4_6_112.html


10 posted on 06/22/2013 8:20:59 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
yup... only the top .50 are WWII...

Matt Collins

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!

11 posted on 06/22/2013 8:24:12 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Diogenesis

Gotta know! What is the round on the left?


12 posted on 06/22/2013 8:25:21 AM PDT by ConservativeChris (I feel like Marvin Boggs!)
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To: Rebelbase

If you didn’t know, you would think this were pages out of a modern day ammo/defence manufacturers catalog.


13 posted on 06/22/2013 8:27:38 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Diogenesis

Sorry, I should have waited a minute.


14 posted on 06/22/2013 8:28:21 AM PDT by ConservativeChris (I feel like Marvin Boggs!)
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To: Diogenesis

The balls in that ACP round have holes in them. Bead chain, interesting.


15 posted on 06/22/2013 8:28:56 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

You know, that’s what I was thinking. Looked too modern.


16 posted on 06/22/2013 8:29:48 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: smokingfrog

I’d think lasering one in half would set-off the primer or powder.


17 posted on 06/22/2013 8:32:39 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: mylife

“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.


18 posted on 06/22/2013 8:36:27 AM PDT by rey
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To: Chode

Why would they make a wooden bullet?


19 posted on 06/22/2013 8:45:38 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Rebelbase

bump


20 posted on 06/22/2013 8:47:26 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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