WELP has its own advanced firing-range facility in the German town of Wilkau-Hasslau. It allows us to carry out comprehensive ballistic testing of individual materials and armoured vehicles alike. The facility has been built to standards laid down by government-approved ballistic-testing organisations.
Our experienced ballistics experts simulate threats involving ballistic weapons and explosives to ensure that the materials and joining methods are professionally checked throughout every step of the development phases.
The firing range allows us to efficiently test material combinations and manufacturing procedures during all the engineering and production phases.
- Mobile firing device, for calibres up to .308 Win
- Fixed firing device, for calibres up to 127 mm & Splitter FSP 20 mm
- Electromechanical firing device
- Test routines for calibres:
- Short weapons: .357 Magnum, .44 Rem. Magnum
- Long weapons: 5.56 x 45 mm, 7.62 x 39 mm, 7.62 x 51 mm, 7.62 x 54 R
- Precision photoelectric barrier CW-Infraspot 400B
- Climate-testing chamber, 1 m3, - 40°C to +180°C
A safely enclosed visitors area is situated next to our firing range, equipped with a large bulletproof glass window and monitor screen displaying such key data as projectile velocity. Two high-speed cameras also record the test so that each shot can subsequently be analysed and documented precisely.
Our firing-range facility also includes a state-of-the-art materials testing lab. This allows the detailed analysis of materials obtained from firing-range samples.