British Military explosive (?) ID needed.

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  1. B-17engineer

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    Hi guys I came into possession of this and have no idea what it is. It says British Explosive on the side but then has a whole bunch of other 'words' covered with what seems to be red paint...

    If anyone knows what this is, thanks!!
     

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    Looks like a carry case for mortar rounds to me. Nice score.
     
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    Appreciate the responses guys and nice link Aaron!

    I think it may be a case too for mortar shells.
     
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    1.2 is a hazard code indicating a nonmass explosion that produces fragments. the "E" indicates that this is an Explosive Sounding Device
    The UN code is 0375
     
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    I managed to get the red crap covering the label away. Was cautious since I didn't want to rip the label

    C869
    1 Cartridge
    81mm Mortar M889
    FUZ SQ/D-M935
    FOR MORTAR M252
    Lot RFG92CO27-007
    UN 0321
     
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    Wish I had a Pound/Dollar for every one of those I've carried over the cuds!!
     
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    B-17, glad you got the red paint off, never had much to do with mortars
    this is me "playing" with the M30 4.2in mortar (like I actually knew what I was doing)
     

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    I had not ever seen one that large Mike. Pretty cool.:thumbright:
     
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    #10 RabidAlien, Feb 5, 2011
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    Heh...that's not what she said!








    Sorry. That's the best I got.
     
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    #11 mikewint, Feb 5, 2011
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    RA, you promised! no more peeping-tom stuff
    ABW- They were too darn hevy to hump around so the only place I ever saw them was in fixed emplacements in FOBs or Firebases
    That's Co-Roc Mnt. in the backround. NVA had it riddled with tunnels and filled with Arty
     

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