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Davis gun

A test B61-12 nose assembly fired from Sandia National Laboratories’ Davis gun splashes water from an 8-foot-deep pool as a 2,000-pound reaction mass sails into the air from the other end of the gun in a successful impact test at New Mexico Tech’s Energetic Materials Research & Testing Center. The reaction mass eliminates the recoil load in the gun chassis during firing.


Photo by Randy Montoya.

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Taken on January 28, 2015