Cartridge and Clip
TYPES OF AMMUNITION USED IN THE .50 INCH BROWNING MACHINE GUNS ON THE LANCASTER BOMBER:
TYPE: Ball; TIP: Brown or plain; CONSTRUCTION: Mild steel core, lead alloy tip; COLOUR: Copper or grey gilded metal envelope
TYPE: Armour piercing; TIP: Black; CONSTRUCTION: Core of armour piercing steel; COLOUR: Copper or grey gilded metal envelope
TYPE: Tracer; TIP COLOUR: Red; CONSTRUCTION: Lead alloy tip with igniter and priming composition in behind the tracer; COLOUR: Copper or grey gilded metal envelope
TYPE: Incendiary; TIP: Blue; CONSTRUCTION: Core filled with inflammatory composition; COLOUR: Copper or grey gilded metal envelope
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
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