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Detailed Cross-Sections of Ammunition

I like this article very much, especially as it gives people the opportunity to see what actually makes up a round (not a bullet, that’s the bit you actually shoot out). Some of these are particularly nasty-looking and I shall most certainly be looking them up and seeing how I can reverse engineer them so that they fit into my Steam- and dieselpunk universes.



Sabine Pearlman is an Austrian photographer currently based in Los Angeles, California. Educated at the Pratt institute, the Otis College of Art and Design and Santa Monica College, Pearlman’s series entitled, Ammo, has been sweeping across the Internet. On her website, Pearlman states:

“This series of ammunition cross-sections was photographed inside a WWII bunker in Switzerland in October of 2012. The entire series consists of 900 specimen. I was originally intrigued by the ambiguous nature of the subject matter. The cross-sections reveal a hidden complexity and beauty of form, which stands in vast contrast to the destructive purpose of the object. It’s a representation of the evil and the beautiful, a reflection of the human condition.”


In an interview with Imaging Resource, Pearlman says the ammunition was cut by a munitions specialist, who created a technique to defuse the rounds and cut them in half.

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Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7.


One thought on “Detailed Cross-Sections of Ammunition

  1. Love this post so much (I know it’s wrong, but meh)!


    Posted by shavenwookiee | August 22, 2013, 6:08 pm

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