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    Question Manufacturers of Ordnance

    I was not sure where to put this, so I put it here.

    Are there any other members here on BOCN who are particularly interested in the development and production of ordnance items? In other words which company produced what when and in which quantity?

    One of my favorite topics is researching which companies / arsenals / army ammunition plants produced exactly which ordnance items, mainly US Cold War and current but also in part German, also Cold War and Soviet / Russian (Cold War era and contemporary). However, my main area of interest is US manufacturers.

    If this is the right forum and others are interested, please also feel free to PM or e-mail me in addition to discussion here.

    I will gladly share my notes and assist in any way possible. If this is not the right forum, please let me know which one is if possible. Thank you and stay healthy everybody.

    P.S. If anybody knows of a good overview of US ordnance producers and contracts during the Cold War, please also let me know.

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    Are you familiar with this cataloque? It has a small appendix of US gouv-owned contractor operated plants.
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    Last edited by greif; 19th March 2020 at 01:23 PM.

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    Thank you Greif, no I am not. Is it available as PDF anywhere?

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    I have been trying to learn the coding systems. This is more for origin than complete tracking. I can't get too far into the weeds because I just don't have the time to dive that deep. But for me knowing a grenade was made in German vise the US is important. Although at some point with all the overlap I might have to get where you are.

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    Well, for most modern stuff Jane's is a good source or Brassey's IIRC.
    However, the older historical stuff from the 50s-70s can be very tough.
    Thanks for your input.

 

 

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