Pneumatic air gun 8lb


  • Structural “bird strike” test for impact resistance using flying object (bird) 0,5 kg – 4 kg of weight with range of velocity 100 – 999 kph, tests are conducted in accordance to international standards FAA, EASA, ASTM, UIC 654, STANAG etc. or according to customer request.
  • HVI (High Velocity Impact) tests on various types of projectiles (metal, stone, concrete, hail, ice, gravel, rubber and construction fragments, gelatine, ...).
  • Max. projectile velocity approx. 300 ms.
  • Impact scanning by high speed camera .
  • Experimental research and analysis of various types of impact damage to composite materials (simulation of manufacturing and operational damage).
  • Experimental crash analysis of aircraft structures.


  • Pneumatic air gun (8 lb), barrel diameter 250 mm, composed by segments up to 15 m of total length.
  • Accuracy of velocity measurement ± 25 kph. Wires measurement system of nozzle velocity with accuracy ± 2%.
  • High speed camera.
  • Test frames with impacted force measurement for mounting different test specimens used for testing of metal and composite materials for different types of impact damage.
  • SUPR drop test machine.
  • Manual spring impactor.

Available standards (e.g. ASTM, MIL): FAA, EASA, ASTM, UIC 654, STANAG
Features mechanical:
Static load
Micro vibration
ISO/IEC 17025
ISO 9001
Keywords: bird strike, structural resistance, FAA, EASA, ASTM, UIC 654, STANAG