Thursday, April 5, 2012

E for Expanding DumDum bullets


     After all attempts at motivating myself, learning to be disciplined it looks like I am failing to blog regularly and missed posting for the alphabets B and D already in the A  - Z blogging challenge. As part of the A - Z challenge, I am posting a simple post on weapons everyday *fictitious / real*. To know more about my theme and about the challenge visit this link.

    For today, I am gonna post on Exploding bullets.  One more brain-child of Matthew Reilly. Go through the following excerpts and then you get to love these exploding bullets

Desert Eagle Gun
While this was happening, Knight started loading his H&K pistol with some odd-looking 9mm rounds. Each bullet had an orange band painted around it.
'Bull stoppers,' he said to Schofield. 'Every Delta man's best friend. Gas-expanding nine-millimetre rounds. Better than hollow points. They enter the target and then blow big.'
'How big?'
'Big enough to cut a man in half. Want some?'
'No thanks.'
'Here, then,' Knight placed some of the orange bullets in a pocket on Schofield's combat webbing. 'For when you reconsider.'
Expanding Rounds
'People, no. Fighter planes, yes,' he said as he loaded the orange bullets into his Desert Eagle's magazine, finishing at the same time as a second Mirage swooped down over the road right in front of the WRX, its guns blazing.
But now, Schofield was ready to respond.
He lifted himself out the passenger window, sat on its sill, and pointed his Desert Eagle dead ahead.

War Plane
The Mirage's bullets tore up the road in front of the WRX just as Schofield started firing repeatedly at the hovering plane— blam!-blam!-blam!-blam'.-blam!-blam!-blam'.-blant!-blam!—hitting it in both of its air intakes at the same time as some of the fighter's tracers sizzled in through the windscreen of his WRX.
Schofield's gas-expanding bullets did their job.
Drawings from 1870 of a hollow point express rifle bullet before firing (1, 2) and after recovery from the game animal (3, 4, 5), showing expansion and fragmentation
As the first bullets hit the Mirage's intake fans, their internal gases blasted outward, tearing the fans' blades to pieces, warping them, causing them to jam and the plane to stall and also to allow the following bullets to race fully into the jet engines themselves and detonate within the plane's highly volatile fuel injection chambers.
Two small bullets was all it took to destroy a $600 million warplane.

Aren't they awesome? Don't you love them now? Well Well, it looks like the Great Britain Empire had these rounds in their arsenal. An expanding bullet is a bullet impact, increasing in diameter to limit penetration and/or produce a larger diameter wound. It is informally known as a designed to expand on Dum-dum or a dumdum bullet says the Wikipedia.

Would you like to try them? I really wanna see them expand on impact and the action on the ballisticsa of the round, the design of the round a truly feel them in my hands.

with warm regards
Abhishek Boinapalli


Sara said...

scary stuff. I like the bullet stopping things better.

Kittie Howard said...

I'm not a big fan of guns. They scare me. But, having said that, my antagonist had to carry and fire a pistol. I was at a total loss about how to write this and had had to do considerable research.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Hi Abhishek, you certainly have an interesting theme. Try shortening your posts to make it easier to do every letter, which is also good for receiving more comments too.

This is me, Duncan D. Horne, visiting you from the A-Z challenge, wishing you all the best throughout April and beyond.

Duncan In Kuantan

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Ooh, pretty gold and black gun... *drool*


A to Z co-host

Rhonda Parrish said...

Sometimes it's pretty tough to stay motivated, even with challenges like this. Good luck staying motivated all the way through the month :)

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