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tubular bullets   General Military Discussion

Started 7-Jan by smg762; 2494 views.
Red7272

From: Red7272

12-Jan

dobrodan said:

Yes, figuring out how to do it would probably cost a bit, but manufacturing it would probably be quite affordable

Having the propellant survive 8000 Gs might be interesting. Simpler to stick a venturi on a tracer round to turn it into a base bleed. 

dobrodan

From: dobrodan

12-Jan

Why should that be a big problem? It would necessarily have to be supported by the same plug sealing the the hole through the tubular bullet. 

Red7272

From: Red7272

12-Jan

dobrodan said:

Why should that be a big problem? It would necessarily have to be supported by the same plug sealing the the hole through the tubular bullet. 

Because it has never been successfully done? An end burning charge that is completely supported on ignition is different to having the charge free standing inside a cylinder. 

roguetechie

From: roguetechie

13-Jan

They've successfully made 30mm ramjet rounds and in reference to both your comment and several others, George kellgren successfully got a micro caliber base bleed aka fumer round working in the early 80's.

And the army air force etc are looking into guided rounds down into small caliber already for drone use quite heavily.

All that said, while it's very possible to do what is being talked about, it's still a tremendously dumb idea.

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