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Range Target Sound Question.

Please post any movements and activity around the RAF/RN Weapons ranges.
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21zebra
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Range Target Sound Question.

Post by 21zebra » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:13 pm

Just wondering, two distinct sounds are heard when the aircraft fires at the target, is the first sound the aircraft firing or the bullets hitting the sand ?
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Re: Range Target Sound Question.

Post by Apollo » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:26 pm

Firing first.
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Re: Range Target Sound Question.

Post by 21zebra » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:20 am

Apollo wrote:Firing first.
Thanks for the info, the two distinct sounds of firing was unexpected.
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Re: Range Target Sound Question.

Post by Trenchard » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:45 am

Apollo wrote:Firing first.
Not the case. Go to 1:08 for the explanation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhJ_A-wvNCE
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Re: Range Target Sound Question.

Post by Andyph » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:06 am

Guess what... depends where you are stood (in relation to target and aircraft)

Usually at east coast ranges (if you are (were) in a position to photograph that aircraft firing) then gun first.

interestingly sometimes at Donna with the A-10s you would get three sounds - gun, shells hitting the target then reflection of the gun off the wet sand!

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