Potato Fact #187

The AEDC Ballistic Range S-3 is a single stage air gun owned by the U.S. Air Force that uses the same ballistics technology as a spud gun (i.e. compressed air in a pneumatic tube). The Range S-3 is nicknamed the “chicken gun” because it is used to fire dead chickens at aircraft canopies in accordance with ASTM F330: “Standard Test Method for Bird Impact Testing of Aerospace Transparent Enclosures.”