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Select Fire Capsule Launcher
Select Fire Capsule Launcher (Bullet Hit Gun). This launcher is a pneumatic operated, air logic controlled launcher for producing bullet hit effects for motion picture and television productions. Designed in 1984 by Matt Sweeney and Lucinda Strub.
The Capsule launcher received an Academy Technical Achievement Award in 1987. The current version, which has been in production for the last 20 years, is capable of full automatic or semiautomatic fire.
In addition, the rate of fire, and force that propels the capsules. are fully adjustable. 18 capsules are contained in the air ram fed magazine, allowing the launcher to be fired at any angle.
The force adjustment control allows the effects person to adjust the projectile speed for maximum accuracy and safety. At full force, the launcher is capable of shooting a ball bearing through a television screen. The launcher fires 11/16in. (.6875in.) plastic capsules, 11/16in. ground glass balls, or 11/16in. ball bearings.
Capsules may be loaded with various fillers, including dust of different colors, zirconium for spark hits, lead shot for breakaway, black grease for hits on steel, et cetera. The launcher is constructed mostly from black anodized aluminum and black oxided steel, with wood grips and front stock. It weighs 13 pounds and is 39 5/8in. long. We also offer a JB model, which weighs 10 pounds, is 27in. long and has a 9 shot capacity.
The air logic and pneumatic fittings and valves are high quality industrial components designed for long life and low maintenance. The launcher is a handsome and impressive piece of equipment, easily justifying a good rental price.
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