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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
Hat tip to the Farkers for posting this on their forum.
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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To: Rebelbase; 300winmag; g'nad; Squantos; Ramius

Reberlbase: Thanks for posting this.

Hey guys, ammo-prom. way cool. OB


21 posted on 06/22/2013 8:53:26 AM PDT by osagebowman
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To: ConservativeChris

And why is it blue?


22 posted on 06/22/2013 8:54:52 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Rebelbase

As a gun enthusiast, I would like to know more about each round. As a former editor and photojournalist, it pisses me off when photographers fail to write captions. Contrary to popular belief, a photo is not worth 1,000 words. A photo REQUIRES words!


23 posted on 06/22/2013 8:56:26 AM PDT by stranger and pilgrim
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To: rey
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.

Oh, right. The door. Sure.

24 posted on 06/22/2013 8:58:50 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: DManA
practice... i've seen 7.62 made of plastic also
25 posted on 06/22/2013 9:04:35 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: carriage_hill

Site loaded about 50-100 adware spam sites.


26 posted on 06/22/2013 9:08:16 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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To: Mike Darancette

It gave you cookies?


27 posted on 06/22/2013 9:20:37 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

Site loaded double-click and many other adware products, twitter, facebiook and other crap an gave us pretty pictures with little info. Cookies maybe, cooties probably. When a site loads then stalls you know all type of other crap is going on. For those using i-phones you may be charged for the data.


28 posted on 06/22/2013 9:37:21 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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To: DManA
Why would they make a wooden bullet?

Vampires?

29 posted on 06/22/2013 9:42:12 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: DManA
Practice round. The bullet lets it feed properly. A shredder is sometimes attached to the muzzle to make it less dangerous.
30 posted on 06/22/2013 9:59:19 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receilpt.)
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To: stranger and pilgrim

“A photo REQUIRES words!”

I have always said the inverse to “One photograph is worth 1,000 wors.: “One word is worth 1,000 photographs.”


31 posted on 06/22/2013 10:03:39 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Mike Darancette

I did MalwareBytes and Windows Defender full-system scans and nothing popped-up, but in Opera, I found some adware cookies, and deleted them. I’m also using Ghostery and Adblock in Opera, but didn’t find anything nasty. Guess it was reloading and just missed me.


32 posted on 06/22/2013 11:59:10 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

Check it out, CTD has my ammo for $29.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/AMM-110


33 posted on 06/22/2013 1:17:19 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

40gr is what you were looking for. What about the Mrs’ “family & friends price”? Any better?


34 posted on 06/22/2013 1:20:56 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: DManA
"Why would they make a wooden bullet?"

Somewhere long ago, I'd read that the Germans experimented with them in WWII. Wooden bullets will typically splinter, and the fragments are difficult to impossible to detect via x-ray. Secondary infection becomes an additional problem as the wood rots in the body.

35 posted on 06/22/2013 1:21:27 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: carriage_hill

“family & friends price”

Sill waiting.


36 posted on 06/22/2013 3:56:42 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Was a test and you of course passed .....:o)

Would love to have a PDF of all 900 photos.... Add to my reference library .

Stay safe Slim !


37 posted on 06/22/2013 3:56:59 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: osagebowman

Awesome pictures my friend .....thanks for the ping.


38 posted on 06/22/2013 3:58:27 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

$30/50-box seems like a pretty decent price, compared to a few months ago. “Free/pay for shipping”, would be a better price. Heh.


39 posted on 06/22/2013 4:08:26 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: osagebowman

Thanks FRiend!


40 posted on 06/23/2013 5:57:49 AM PDT by g'nad (guns don't kill people... I kill people...)
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