HomeNews

News Search

Rounding up

40 mm round testing

Kennith Osborne, 780th Test Systems Squadron guns and missiles flight engineer, conducts a visual inspection of PGU-9D/B 40 millimeter cartridges at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 780th Test Squadron guns and missiles test flight developed a safe method to repurpose 80,000 of the WWII-era rounds with upgraded, safer fuzes. The unit successfully tested the refused cartridges on the Eglin range this summer. Modernized PGU-9D/B rounds are presently and exclusively used on AC-130U gunship aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

40 mm round testing

Ed Bray and Johnny Davidson, 96th Test Systems Squadron, prepare for a test of refused 40-millimeter rounds at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 780th Test Squadron guns and missiles test flight developed a safe method to repurpose 80,000 of the WWII-era rounds with upgraded, safer fuzes. The unit successfully tested the refused cartridges on the Eglin range this summer. Modernized PGU-9D/B 40 millimeter rounds are presently and exclusively used on AC-130U gunship aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

40 mm round testing

Kennith Osborne, 780th Test Systems Squadron guns and missiles flight engineer, conducts a visual inspection of PGU-9D/B 40 millimeter cartridges at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 780th Test Squadron guns and missiles test flight developed a safe method to repurpose 80,000 of the WWII-era rounds with upgraded, safer fuzes. The unit successfully tested the refused cartridges on the Eglin range this summer. Modernized PGU-9D/B rounds are presently and exclusively used on AC-130U gunship aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

40 mm round testing

Johnny Davidson, 96th Test Systems Squadron, carries a perforated aluminum sheet during a test of refused 40-millimeter rounds at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 780th Test Squadron guns and missiles test flight developed a safe method to repurpose 80,000 of the WWII-era rounds with upgraded, safer fuzes. The unit successfully tested the refused cartridges on the Eglin range this summer. Modernized PGU-9D/B 40 millimeter rounds are presently and exclusively used on AC-130U gunship aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

40 mm round testing

A metal sheet with round impressions waits for evaluation during a test of refused 40 millimeter rounds at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 780th Test Squadron guns and missiles test flight developed a safe method to repurpose 80,000 of the WWII-era rounds with upgraded, safer fuzes. The unit successfully tested the refused cartridges on the Eglin range this summer. Modernized PGU-9D/B 40 millimeter rounds are presently and exclusively used on AC-130U gunship aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

40 mm round testing

Ed Bray and Johnny Davidson, 96th Test Systems Squadron, load a PGU-9D/B 40 millimeter cartridge into an instrumented barrel in preparation for a test at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 780th Test Squadron guns and missiles test flight developed a safe method to repurpose 80,000 of the WWII-era rounds with upgraded, safer fuzes. The unit successfully tested the refused cartridges on the Eglin range this summer. Modernized PGU-9D/B rounds are presently and exclusively used on AC-130U gunship aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

40 mm round testing

A muzzle blast from a 40-millimeter instrumented barrel is visible on a control room closed-circuit television screen during a test at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 780th Test Squadron guns and missiles test flight developed a safe method to repurpose 80,000 of the WWII-era rounds with upgraded, safer fuzes. The unit successfully tested the refused cartridges on the Eglin range this summer. Modernized PGU-9D/B 40 millimeter rounds are presently and exclusively used on AC-130U gunship aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

40 mm round testing

Kennith Osborne, 780th Test Systems Squadron guns and missiles flight engineer, extracts a PGU-9D/B 40 millimeter clip during a test at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 780th Test Squadron guns and missiles test flight developed a safe method to repurpose 80,000 of the WWII-era rounds with upgraded, safer fuzes. The unit successfully tested the refused cartridges on the Eglin range this summer. Modernized PGU-9D/B rounds are presently and exclusively used on AC-130U gunship aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)