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    WW2 German Driving Bands

    Hello, can someone enlighten me about the various WW2 German driving bands, the differences, the uses etc...

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    It is my understanding the autobahns were created so the driving bands could go from village to village with greater ease in order to entertain the German people. I am not sure this was on topic or helpful.

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    I heard that too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by M8owner View Post
    It is my understanding the autobahns were created so the driving bands could go from village to village with greater ease in order to entertain the German people. I am not sure this was on topic or helpful.
    I didn't see this one coming, but it does shed a lot of light on the German driving bands!

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    M8 - I would suggest you're the best part of 30 years too early, "Autobahn" wasn't released by Kraftwerk until 1974.

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    I know of KPS, FES and FEW driving bands for German WWII projectiles. KPS is supposed to be steel with copper plating, but I have several that seem to be solid copper such as a 75mm Kanone Granate Rot Panzer shot that has a huge gash in its driving band. The bands on my early 88mm Pzgr 39 seem to be solid copper also. The standard driving band material was FES or sintered iron. I do not as yet understand FEW that you only see on large artillery shells.

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    https://books.google.fr/books?id=EeY...%20FES&f=false

    FEW (often found on german made shells for captured guns)

    FEW.jpg
    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    So, they are very FEW? (Seeing how the thread began, I couldn't resist!)
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