Profession ammunition assembler
Ammunition assemblers put together explosives and other ammunition components. They perform this work in mass production in ammunition factories. The production itself focuses on the manufacturing of cartridges or projectiles.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Materials of die
This includes metal materials most often used for die such as magnesium, copper, and brass.
- Types of propellants
Field of information which distinguishes different types of propellants such as black gunpowder to forms of smokeless powder derived from nitrocellulose. These create an expanding gas which makes the bullet accelerate from the barrel. Other differences emerge from the expansion rate, size and shape of the powder.
- Types of cartridges
Field of information wich distinguishes different types of cartridges based on size, shape, ignition type and the propellant. An example is the change in the diameter of the bullet, or caliber.
Behaviour of explosives, pyrotechnics and blasting techniques. Associated risks and legal requirements.
- Types of ammunition
Types of small weapons, such as pistols and machine guns, their functionality, various types of ammunition and position on the market.
- Extract products from moulds
Remove finished products from moulds and examine them in detail for anomalies.
- Finish shells
Gauge finished shells by using acceptance jigs. Use a stamping press to record the shell data on the cartridge as well as on the projectile. Finalize the tubes by dipping them in molted parrafin and packing the tubes in crates.
- Assemble ammunition
Fabricate cartridges by greasing threads on fuses and inserting them in sockets. Place primers in cartridge cases and fill these with gunpowder propellants. Seal the cartridges by the use of adhesives.
- Check quality of raw materials
Check the quality of basic materials used for the production of semi-finished and finished goods by assessing some of its characteristics and, if needed, select samples to be analysed.
- Operate bullet press
Handle the machinery which presses bullets through a lead core according to a uniform size and weight. Manually check the bullets for visual and dimensional characteristics.
- Assemble bombs
Tighten pierced and threaded plugs into the base of aerial bombs. Slip metal sleeves around the projectile, and pack the product in metal containers together with additional identification data.