Testing WWII Exploding Ammunition



On the Eastern Front during World War II, both German and Russian snipers were officially authorized to use explosive spotter-type rifle ammunition (B-Patrone for Germans, PZ for Russians) on human targets. The projectiles in the ammunition contain a charge of highly reactive phosphorus and a priming compound, and explode on impact. We were curious to see how effective they really were compared to standard ball ammunition...

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