Help ID'ing a Bullet-Shell-Casing (?)

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  1. B-17engineer

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    #1 B-17engineer, Nov 7, 2009
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    Hi.

    Bought this in Gettysburg today. To add to my collection of ammo.

    Reads on the bottom. 20 MM MK4 1944. What would this be used for? Plane, antiaircraft gun etc.
     

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    It looks to be a 20mm shell, but as for who made it I have no clue. The 20MMMK4 and the the 44 markings don't lend them to anything that I've seen but I'm no expert either.:lol:
     
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    Thanks Aaron! Just realized the 20. Curious as to what used it and who made it so I can 'label' it :D
     
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    just to let you know it is not German
     
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    Thanks! Are the British the only ones who use MK?
     
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    it is machine-kanon in German but the marking was not put on the 2cm or 3cm Lw rounds
     
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    Oh. So its safe to say this is British?
     
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    I think US, used in the 20mm Oerlikon.
     
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    Have a look on the quarry nildram site of Tony Williams he has photos of 20mm ammo

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    It looks like it could be the 20x110RB round from the Oerlikon Anti Aircraft gun
     
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    VB and fastmongrel I think your right! Thanks!!
     
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    Just in case I want to remember that the Oerlikon MK 4 was an AAA automatic cannon, not an aircraft machinegun. It was used mostly by the US navy.

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