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These pictures were taken both on film and digitally using the PixelRay® system. These images may not be reproduced without written permission from L3 ATI. Click an image to enlarge.

Turbine Blade

Crosstube Unprocessed

Crosstube Grayscale with Cracks

Lunch Box Surprise
A metal lunch pail with a bomb inside (end view). Bottom left is the battery, bottom right is the explosive, middle oval is a clock at a 45 degree angle, above clock is a mercury switch.  The lunch box clasp on the outside left.
Bullet with Two Golf Balls
A 30-06, moving from right to left has passed through the first golf ball and is about to emerge from the second golf ball.
Bullet in Golf Ball
Colorized xray image of a 30-06 passing through (right to left) a standard golf ball. Note the ball is still resting on its golf tee.

Turbine Blade

Crosstube Unprocessed

Crosstube Grayscale with Cracks

Medium Caliber, Semi-Automatic
Light image and a zoomed in X-ray image of a loaded gun. Note the round in the chamber.
.45 Cal as it Fires
Picture of a hand gun being fired (note bullet at the end of the barrel). Image was taken using an acoustic trigger.
.45 Cal Through 8 Plates
Bullet penetrating eight metal plates. Note the shadow of the hand holding the weapon.

Turbine Blade

Crosstube Unprocessed

Crosstube Grayscale with Cracks

Shooting a Full Coke Can
Full can of soda shot by a 17 caliber pellet. Contents of the can  explod out the right side. The bullet (left) is now tumbling.  Note: The can is beginning to rupture along the right side.
Shooting a Raw Egg
An egg just after a bullet has passed through its lower quarter. Note the light outline of a large shell fragment flying off to the right.
Metal Mold
X-ray series of a mold filling operation. Lead is being poured into the central channel and filling the mold's six cavities.

Turbine Blade

Crosstube Unprocessed

Crosstube Grayscale with Cracks

Bullet Strikes Metal Block
Explosive shock wave moving through a metal block.
Shape Charge Through Armored Plate
Detonation of a shaped charge. The charge struck the metal plate from the bottom and moves upwards.
Detonation Effect
Detonation's effect as it travels from left to right..

Turbine Blade

Crosstube Unprocessed

Crosstube Grayscale with Cracks

Shooting a Coffee Cup
A bullet (now badly distorted and to the right) just passed through this cup. Note that the cup has multiple fractures but has not (yet) fallen apart.
Coffee Cup Shot - Delayed
A different cup 250 msec after impact
Bullet through 2" x 4" Boards
A 30-06, moving from right to left, just passed through the second board. Note the fragments (light blue) have come to rest in the right side of the left hand board.

Turbine Blade

Crosstube Unprocessed

Crosstube Grayscale with Cracks

Shooting a Wine Bottlepan
A wine bottle being shot with a 45 caliber weapon. The flattened slug is exiting to the left.  Note the cork flying up out of the bottle
Explosive Bullet
Six frames showing the dispersal pattern of an exploding bullet
Machine Gun
A rapid fire, multi-barreled gun. Multiple rounds are exiting the gun.
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