Id. heavy artillery ammunition

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Post by Sturm78 » 26 Mar 2021 18:14

Hi all,

Can somebody identify these artillery shells?

According to photo caption, French and Russian shells. The image was taken during the Spanish Civil War
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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Post by Sturm78 » 02 May 2021 20:12

Nobody for my last image ?

Well, here another question:

Does anyone know what type of 8.8cm Flak ammunition was packed in the individual containers to the right of the photograph?

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Post by Grzesio » 06 May 2021 08:58

Sturm78 wrote:
02 May 2021 20:12
Does anyone know what type of 8.8cm Flak ammunition was packed in the individual containers to the right of the photograph?
All types - it was just a steel airtight container for a single round.

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Post by Sturm78 » 06 May 2021 20:54

Thanks, Grzesio

So far I had only seen the most common wicker and wood container for 3 projectiles....and I thought these individual containers were for some specific type of ammunition....

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Post by Zünder » 07 May 2021 19:18

Sturm78 wrote:
02 May 2021 20:12
Nobody for my last image ?

Well, here another question:

Does anyone know what type of 8.8cm Flak ammunition was packed in the individual containers to the right of the photograph?

Image from Ebay
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These are 8,8 cm Patronenbüchse 31, airtight containers, the lids have been removed for easy acces.
These have a typical navy design that was used in other calibers as well, 8,8 cm S.K> C/35, 10,5 cm S.K. C/32 and 12,7 cm S.K. C/34 for instance.
The inner sheet metal supports were spotted welded in place and as result this was not a "one size fits all" container, the HE and AP rounds were stored in the same container type, but the flare and exersize rounds were stored in a different type, the difference was stamped into on of the metal hooks that held the lid.
These containers were made in aluminium, steel and zink.
I think the light coloured ones in the picture are aluminium, the darker one steel.

What is interesting is the painted ring on some of the containers, this was normally found on an older type of container (8,8 cm Patronenbüchse L45), but that's clearly not the case here.

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Post by Sturm78 » 08 May 2021 21:05

Thanks a lot for your information, Zünder.. :wink:

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Post by Sturm78 » 27 May 2021 19:03

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. I think 40cm H (E) 752(f) shells (ex 400mm Mle 1915/1916 French rail howitzers), probably

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Post by Zünder » 29 May 2021 14:01

Sturm78 wrote:
27 May 2021 19:03
Hi all,

An image from Ebay. I think 40cm H (E) 752(f) shells (ex 400mm Mle 1915/1916 French rail howitzers), probably

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Yers, either 400 or 370 mm APHE.
I can't fully read the weight of the first shell, looks like 896 kg, which would mean it's a 400 mm.

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Post by Sturm78 » 31 May 2021 19:28

Thanks for the answer, Züder

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Post by Sturm78 » 31 May 2021 22:08

Hi all,

Can somebody identify these 10.5cm artillery shells ??
leFH18 or K18 ammo ?

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Post by MT-LB » 01 Jun 2021 19:06

By the cases I would say leFH 18 as the ones from K 18 are much longer.

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Post by Sturm78 » 02 Jun 2021 13:58

Thanks, MT-LB :wink:

big mistake on my part... :roll:

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Jun 2021 20:41

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. I think 15cm sIG33 gun shell and cartridges. l Gr.33 ??


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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Post by Sturm78 » 20 Jun 2021 13:09

Hi all,

Another image from Ebay. It seems an 21cm Mrs 18 shell

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Post by Sturm78 » 28 Jun 2021 20:49

Hi all,

I am not sure about this artillery shell. 7.5cm leIG18 grenade ??

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