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#1 Phantomf4

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 04:29 PM

Found this yesterday, I've always looked for ordnance, trench art I think is cool, but when I find a trench art piece where they didn't totally destroy a piece of nice ordnance I try to get it. Here is a late war 57mm HE round, these aren't the easiest rounds to find, the fuzes are even harder. I have been looking for 57mm stuff off and on over the years and I hit pay dirt about a month ago, it was a normal AT round. then I found this one, I was like "wow another 57, I hope they didn't destroy it" I got lucky, the only thing they did was thread the tip if the fuze, drilled a tiny hole for the cord and attached the base through the primer hole. I won't take it apart because it's cool, and plus I can use it for something besides a dust collector. LOL Thought I'd share it with you all. especially since the T18 round is a hard one to find.

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 04:31 PM

markings, the later T18E2 round has a groove in the driving band, the earlier experimental ones had a solid band.

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 04:32 PM

The brass base, maybe a base from a bigger shell.

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 04:33 PM

I also have a soft spot for ordnance.



#5 Phantomf4

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 04:36 PM

I also have a soft spot for ordnance.

 

Well I say how can you collect military stuff without alittle fireworks right? LOL



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Posted 14 February 2015 - 05:24 PM

nice HE round!



#7 Phantomf4

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 05:41 PM

nice HE round!

 

Thank you!




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