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  1. Crazy

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    I was at a military show the other day, and purchased myself this lovely shell, but I don't know what kind it is. My grandpa says it looks like an ani-aircraft shell, but I'm not sure. any ideas?
     

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    It looks very similar to my 20mm that I have. Do you have the dimensions of it? That might help.
     
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    Blue usually means a practice round
     
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    It looks similar to the WW2 Artillery Shells, we have that were used in Papua New Guinea. There is one that is used as a flower vase that has a similar neck on it. So maybe a practice Artillery round.
     
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    Ill go with you FBJ/Heal its a practice round but without dimensions its hard to say possibly a cannon round as it is waisted and has an ejector engaging channel
     
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    Yep, my 20mm looks almost identical to it.
     
  7. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Yeah it also looks like the 20mm I have. Based on the dimension in comparison with the background stuff I would guess it is a 20mm also. Normally if you look at the bottom of the shell it will tell you the size of round.
     
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    Looks like a Bofors shell but definately a practise round
     
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    if you mean bofors as in the AA gun, then we're looking at a 40mm, and most people think it's a 20mm?? i don't know what it is......
     
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    It is deffinatly a training round and it deffinatly is a 20mm round, well that is what it looks like atleast.
     
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    I'm 90% sure that's a 20mm.
     
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    I agree, I reakon it's 20 mm as well.
     
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    That is a 20mmx102mm cartrigde ( being first number refered to bullet diameter and the second to case lenght) with a TP bullet (Target Practice)

    Is not from WWII, but a little more modern, it was introduced for the Pontiac M-39 20 mm revolver gun used in the Northrop F-5 Tiger II.
    then was used in the famous M-61 Vulcan, the M61 20mm cannon is a proven gun, having been the US military's close-in weapon of choice dating back to the 1950s. The F-104, F-105, later models of the F-106, F-111, F-4, B-58, all used the M61, as does the Air Force's F-15 , F-16 and F-22, and the Navy's F-14 and F/A-18. The internally mounted 20mm cannon system is common to all versions of the F-15. This system combines the widely used (F-4, F-16, F-18 ) M61 cannon with 940 rounds (A through D models) or 500 rounds (E model) of ammunition.
    Even the very new F-22 Raptor have an internal M-61 :shock:

    Also is used in some german and french guns.
     
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    good info =D> (ok i could find the thumbs up one....)
     
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    Well done, Charles! :thumbright:
     
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    As usual boys ;) ....The next please.... :D
     
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    8) 8) 8)
     
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    Ok CB heres a few more for you :lol:
    Name of shot and purpose questions 1-4 :lol:
     

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