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    In the late John Lambert book British Naval Weapons of World War Two ,volume 2 , pages 138-40 shows depth charge thrower Mk2 and associated equipment 1939,page 140 has drawing of a watertight steel box for depth charge cartridges with diamentions for the cartridges, rim diameter 2" and length 6.52" with brass cap and a rubber sheath so if not a 2 pounder case something very close
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    MF 1933.jpegMF 1941.jpegK 1941.jpegThree photos of 9.5" DCT cases . Note the 1933 date.
    Some primers may not be original to the case eg. the No13? Australian cases are possibly not seen too often in the UK or USA.

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    Does anyone actually have an original of this plate? And which original publication did it come from?

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    Always looking for projectiles, cases, fuzes and paperwork related to Burney and Davis guns.

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    It appears that in the Great War we had 'Bomb Throwers' in four different calibres and 'Howitzers' in three different calibres - http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WAMB..._Bomb_Throwers

    Scroll to almost the end of the page.

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    Last edited by TimG; 14th January 2020 at 12:56 AM. Reason: punct

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    According to British Artillery Weapons and Ammunition (I .Hogg and L.Thurston) the 7.5in BL Howitzer used a bagged charge fired by a Firing Lock Lee Enfield "A" a sawn-off Lee Enfield rifle action and chamber,bayonet jointed into the gun vent,firing a modified .303 blank cartridge
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