Can you fire a flare gun underwater?

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Dion Adams asked a question: Can you fire a flare gun underwater?
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Date created: Wed, Jun 16, 2021 10:21 AM
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A: Sure, a signal flare will burn on the moon, but you have to make a special one. The flare has to have both the material that burns (usually magnesium, which burns very brightly), and oxygen. The underwater olympic torch was designed to burn for about 3 minutes underwater.

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🌊 Can you use a tranq gun underwater?

  • However before too much longer there are some aquatic dino's that will be introduced to help with underwater taming. tranq dart guns DO NOT work underwater for underwater tames you need to use the crossbow and tranq arrows unless you can be above the surface then you can shoot the creature with a tranq dart

🌊 Do you need underwater hearing protection for an underwater gun?

Yes they do. The sound level produced by firearms exceed 140 dbs. Hearing protection is recommended if you are exposed to sounds over 80 dbs.

🌊 How does the fuel in an underwater flare work?

  • Answer Wiki. Underwater flares contains oxidizers like nitrate or sulphate for burning(oxidizing) magnesium. The ratio of oxidizer to fuel is larger than the open-air flares.

🌊 Is it possible for a gun to fire underwater?

  • Depending on the type of gun, it is possible to fire underwater. However, there are still many factors to consider in determining how effective a gun will be when shooting underwater. There are some pretty common things that happen to guns underwater.

🌊 Is there a signal flare that burns underwater?

  • There are signal flares that burn underwater -- one was recently used very visibly for the 2004 Olympic Torch. A company in Australia made a specially formulated flare which supplies its own oxygen at enough pressure to keep the water out while the flare burns.

🌊 What gun can you fully submerge underwater?

  • In spite of the Heckler & Koch brand name, the SPP-1 Underwater Pistol appears to be the most broadly accepted underwater handgun out there. The SPP-1 was another Cold War development (only by the other guys) invented sometime in 1969 or 1970 by Vladimir Simonov and approved for use by Frogmen (Боевой плавец) in 1971.

🌊 What happens if you shoot a gun underwater?

  • Once you get your gun underwater, the barrel almost immediately fills up with water. All that water in the barrel has to be pushed out by the bullet. Depending on the length of the barrel, the weight of all this water might be several times heavier than the bullet itself. Pushing this water significantly reduces the muzzle velocity.

🌊 What happens when you shoot a gun underwater?

  • The bullet casing is waterproof, so when it collides with the firing pin it causes the gun to ignite, regardless if it is underwater. But water is 800 times denser than air, which hinders the bullet from traveling far and fast. Compared to air, water has more resistance and holds the bullet back from doing any damage.

🌊 What is an underwater flare?

Underwater flares contains oxidizers like nitrate or sulphate for burning(oxidizing) magnesium. The ratio of oxidizer to fuel is larger than the open-air flares. Magnesium burns at higher temperature and sustains the flare. On composition of Underwater Flare - Ellern no 36 is: Magnesium 16%

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What is the composition of an underwater flare?
  • Underwater flares contains oxidizers like nitrate or sulphate for burning(oxidizing) magnesium. The ratio of oxidizer to fuel is larger than the open-air flares. Magnesium burns at higher temperature and sustains the flare. On composition of Underwater Flare - Ellern no 36 is: Magnesium 16%.
What kind of ammunition can you use in an underwater gun?
  • Because standard ammunition does not work well underwater, a common feature of underwater firearms is that they fire flechettes, or spear-like bolts instead of standard bullets. These are usually fired by pressurized gas.
What kind of bullet does an underwater gun fire?
  • Because standard ammunition does not work well underwater, a common feature of underwater firearms is that they fire flechettes, or spear-like bolts instead of standard bullets.
Why does a gun not fire after it has been underwater?
  • Water is obviously more dense than air, when you try to fire bullets underwater, the weight of the water slows down the bullet making it lethal in just a few steps away unlike when you fire it above the surface. Another thing is when the water enters the cartridge, the gunpowder gets soaked and in the end may result in failure to ignite.
Will a flare burn underwater?
  • kgb answers » Science & Technology » how do some flares burn underwater. A flare that burns underwater is specially formulated. This flare supplies its own oxygen at enough pressure to keep the water out while the flare burns.
Will a flare work underwater?
  • Emergency flares do work underwater; it is actually part of the testing they go through to make sure they are effective. However, they only work when held vertically in the water. Now, most road flares are waterproof.