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    Any ideas on what this was used for?

    Evening All.

    Came across this interesting container recently - any hints on what it was used for?

    Approx. dimensions (from memory): 90cm (H) x 24cm (D)

    (Looks like it would suit a "rocket" as labelled?)

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    Last edited by Dronic69; 24th January 2020 at 09:44 AM.

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    20 pdr most likely, given the date and location.
    20Pr HE Cyl C339 Mk2 Fig B open - 1.jpg

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    From what I remember I think that 120 mm BAT was packaged in a similar container, although it may been longer.
    Any live or dug ordnance shown in my posts has been dealt with accordingly by eod personel

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    The 120mm BAT Containers are C343's ,pic attached of a few in my collection.

    Rob..................rnixartillery.
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    Cylinder C339 Mk 1 is 42.2"L x 8.109 Dia. and Mk 2 is 43.39"L x 8.099 Dia. Both are for Cartridges QF 20 Pr various full length cartridges.
    Cylinder C268 Mk 1 is 46.5"L x 7.25" Dia and was used for Cartridge 17Pr APCBC/T.
    Cylinder C343 is considerably longer. For 120mm BAT.
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    There are usually embossed markings to identify the container type and manufacturer somewhere as shown in the previous photos. If you could report these they would be a pointer as to what it contained.

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    Wow, look at that price!

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    295 Australian dollars for a freakin container. Here we buy a round for that price.

 

 

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