I’ve just received September’s issue of Air Gunner and read the letter about a homemade reactive target. I too have done this years ago on knock- downs and in reply to whether the blanks fly out when hit, I found that the blanks have a similar property to a rivet, where it expands in the hole, holding it firmly.
Another great read by the way. WAYNE
The editor asked Wayne:
That’s very interesting to me that the blank retains itself in the steel target, from your experience. Does that mean that you need a punch to get them out or is hand strength sufficient?
Sometimes you could pull them out with your finger nails because the thickness of the target plate is substantial. The swelling holds firm.