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Armor/AFV: IDF [Israeli Defense Forces]
Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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Tracer rounds
Armorsmith
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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 12:42 PM UTC
What color are Israeli tracer rounds. I found pictures of red but also rounds of various other colors as well so I'm not real certain. Thanks.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 06:30 PM UTC
What caliber?
Armorsmith
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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 11:49 PM UTC
Sorry. .50 MG mounted in line with the main gun. Thanks.
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 12:00 AM UTC
The tip of those rounds is red. What other colors did you see?
Armorsmith
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 12:07 AM UTC
Don't remember but next to the photo of the red tipped rounds was a photo with different caliber rounds with different color tips so that's why I was confused. Thanks much for the clarification.
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 12:25 AM UTC
Black tip means AP, blue incendiary. They both exist as tracers too.
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 12:41 AM UTC
Thanks Israel. I am assuming that the .50 normally had the red tipped rounds.
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 12:56 AM UTC
Probably every fifth. Due to their inferior ballistics they're less accurate than regular rounds.
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 02:53 AM UTC
Thanks again.
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 02:54 AM UTC
You're welcome, mate.
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 04:50 AM UTC
Does Israel produce its own .50 ammo now? I know they produce their own tank ammo. US .50 cal tracers come in orange, red, and maroon. I've seen mainly orange, occasionally red, but so far never seen maroon. Besides, I like to play with the more exotic mixes...




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Probably every fifth. Due to their inferior ballistics they're less accurate than regular rounds.



Factory loaded they come 4/1, although as you can see from the photo you can customize your mix easily enough.

In smaller calibers, tracer inaccuracy can be a bit of a problem. In .50 cal. it's negligible to almost nonexistent. Besides, unless we're shooting single shot for accuracy purposes, it's an area weapon as we like to say. There are forces that tend to equal one another out when talking about accuracy with .50 tracers.