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Me-262 in Norway????

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Me-262 in Norway????

Postby Erik E on 30 May 2002 21:33

I once found a militaria dealer selling "cartridges for Me 262".

I have never seen or heard of this plane even visiting Norway.......

Anyone knows????

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Me either but....

Postby Matt Gibbs on 30 May 2002 22:41

I also never heard of the Me 262 visiting Norway , but I saw some nice Hitler Youth badges at a dealer fair in Durham and I never heard of the HJ visiting there either !!!! :lol: :lol:

Probably the dealer got them from a contact elsewhere...?

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Postby Erich on 30 May 2002 22:52

Recon or bomber version I can only imagine ! Maybe he meant the Ar 234 ?

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Postby Erik E on 30 May 2002 22:57

Thanks for answers!
The cartridges were 30mm, and as far as I know, the Ar234 Didn`t have such firepower......Am I right???

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Postby Erik E on 30 May 2002 22:59

And Matt,
I forgot to say that these were found near an airfield in Norway...
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correct!

Postby Erich on 30 May 2002 23:15

Erik :

Could they have been 3cm from a Bf 190 I wonder. Late marks like then G-10 and K-4 had the 3cm kanon through the nose.......Ar 234 had the two rear ward firing 2cm's.

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MK 108 rounds for sale in Norway

Postby varjag on 24 Jun 2002 12:33

The fact some militaria-dealers sell MK 108 rounds in Norway does not
indicate that Me 262's were ever based there. Huge quantities of the
ammunition became available on the collectors markets as early as the
1970'ies originating from Germany and turned up all over the world.
The projectiles were usually HE, HE/Incend. and so called 'Minen-Geschoss
with a sparse sprinkling of AP's or were they AP/HE - I've forgotten.
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Postby Erik E on 24 Jun 2002 19:13

Hallo Varjag!

Thanks for your input, but if you read 2 lines above your post.......

these were found near an airfield in Norway


I agree with Erich, and think that they came from a 109

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30mm MK 108 - 'found near airfield in Norway'

Postby varjag on 25 Jun 2002 11:21

Hmm, fellas - 'found near airfield in Norway', to me just spells 'excite
customer - get top price'.
I find it very hard to believe that 'found' is true.
Reason - 99% of all MK 108 shellcases were steel, not brass.Very thin
steel to boot - unless 'found' in any open area before about 1955, they
would have rusted away - but I'm willing to bet that the mechandise on
offer was in far far better condition.
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Postby Erik E on 25 Jun 2002 19:58

Yes, it was ofcourse near mint 8)
I have never found any mint cartridges though.....
These 13mm are some of the best........
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Precisely!

Postby varjag on 26 Jun 2002 11:17

Yep, Erik - those MG 131's are brass cases,eh? Most that I have seen
were - even though 131's came in steel later in the war too - and THEY
might well have been intended for a Bf 109!
As for 'mint' stuff - believe you me, it's around - but commands top
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Postby Helmut Wick on 05 Jul 2002 19:07

it can be Flak, cause i got the same rounds.
But i found the rounds in the ocean, just beside a string of coastal artillery sites.
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13mm mg 131

Postby Erich on 06 Jul 2002 03:25

Sorry my friend but 13mm mg 131 rounds are heavy mg rounds.....corresponding to US .50, they cannot be flak.

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Postby Helmut Wick on 07 Jul 2002 03:38

ok, im sorry but didnt remember th 13mm :oops:
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