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    French 37mm HE Mle35 (?) Loading

    Another round I've had for years is a French 37mm HE and I think it is the Mle35. Did they stick with picric acid for the explosive loading or did they go to TNT? Thanks, Bruce.
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    Can you show a pic of the round, and/or give the case dimensions?

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    Correction, it is an Mle18 with a Gaba fuze manufactured in November of 1934. Still, the question pertains. Did they stick with Picric Acid, or did they switch to another explosive, especially since they were expecting higher velocities and more "G's" out of the barrel? Thanks, Bruce.

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    MDN and NPMN are both mentioned for 37mm HE shells in 1940.

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    Thanks, Tony. What is NPMN?
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    Sorry, there's no explanation in my source. Possibly a French-language Wiki might have something?

 

 

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