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    Gordon, looking at it closer in the first picture, I do believe you are right that this is a re-work or late factory modification to the un-filled and tracer plugged rounds. The white over stenciling would be in keeping with the color codes for just AP and keeping the original green would be a time and materials savings step instead of going to the effort of re-painting the thousand (or much more) of them on the production line (when the new directive came down) all black THEN applying the white stenciling. Thanks, Bruce.
    Last edited by bacarnal; 8th December 2019 at 10:18 PM.
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    I think I read about the base fuze not working well in a rather depressing book about the Sherman tank and the
    slaughter of same and the stupidity that led to it.

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    Is it normal that they have an aluminium windshield? Have seen examples found in germany with steel windshield.

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    They had both aluminum and steel. The ones I have are steel.
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    I have only seen three such examples with aluminum noses, and they all came out of Canada. I have one such green projectile with an aluminum nose, and it is marked "76G".

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    We might have gotten them with the up gunned Shermans we bought for the Korean war along with
    Hyper velocity rounds, that would be my guess.

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    I know Canada was making 76mm ammunition during the war, I have a 1944 dated Dominion Bridge case. We're they just making cases or complete cartridges?

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    This thread has pictures of my projectile.

    http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/thread...=canadian+inch

 

 
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