7.62X51 mm IR tracer -Part two
Since the thread is now locked I will reply to the last post regarding the age or dates that IR tracer ammo was mfg. All but the Green/white tip and purple color coded rds were experimental and not actually fielded for general use.( He also showed the frangible that has nothing to do with the issue at hand). All fielded ammunition is given a DODAC(Department of Defense Ammunition Code). None of the rds shown except the ones mentioned above ever had or were assigned a DODAC. I was an operations officer at the ammo dump at Long Bihn RVN from 1971-1972 and we had no IR tracer ammo in stock in 7.62 Nato( or any other caliber for that matter). I don't doubt that these examples he shows are legit but still they were never actually put into series production. I can think for many small arms rds that were attempted but never fielded, IE "SPIW" several other flessette (spelling?) rds. Rounds containing explosive projectiles, etc.