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    marking of german expl. ammunition in WW2

    Hallo,
    many times in this forum members have asked about the meaning of the letters stamped on german shells and other expl. ammunition. Attached you find a list of all the filling stations (MUNAS). The ready shot was assembled here. All the parts : empty shell, pressed or cast explosive wrapped in paper, fuze arrived there from the specialised manufacturers. But, for the complete shell, the MUNA was the manufacturer. I hope that this info will be of use to some of the collectors.
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    Bellifortis.MUNAS D WW2 S-Z.jpgMUNAS D WW2 O-S.jpgMUNAS D WW2 L-N.jpgMUNAS D WW2 H-K.jpgMUNAS D WW2 D-G.jpgMUNAS D WW2 A-C.jpg

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    May I ask for the source of this list? It seems that it is full of failures. For example the Heeres-Nebenmunitionsanstalt Töpchin stamped "Tpn" and not "Töp" or Wiesbaden Wbn and not Wb. And not all entries in this list are ammunition arsenals so not all Abreviations are possible on ammunition.

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    Hi Alpini,
    this list is from the pertinent Heeresdienstvorschrift(Feuerwerkerhandbuch) dt.1942, so I don't see, how there can be any mistakes in such an official publication according to which everybody had to work. Oh, by the way, I forgot to mention in my post, that the MUNA is also the place, where the ammunition was inspected and when it passed it was stamped there with the inspectors impression. I also just realized myself, the above list is only for ARMY-ammuinition. Navy (Zeugaemter) and Air Force had their own filling/assembly stations.
    Bellifortis.
    Last edited by Bellifortis; 19th February 2020 at 02:47 PM.

 

 

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