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    Here are my two cases waiting for an HE and a smoke projectile. Both are 204mm. I had a third one, but I now think I sold it a few years ago.
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    Hi DJH i think i have a spare ,i will have a look today
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    I thought to post a couple of pictures of both types of 95mm case mentioned in the thread. The long case, fixed ammunition for the tank gun and the short case for the towed infantry support gun. The short case is to my eye the same as the 3.7in mountain howitzer case, particularly the design of the rim. The SP and Infantry stamp is faint, but clearly different to the standard 3.7in case.
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    Thanks for all the awnsers. It does help.
    Now I understand there is a long bushing running down the shellbody , with a smokepellet in the lower part and two small rubber tubes filled with powdered tetryl. around this long bushing is a 0,5cm thick layer of pure TNT, the rest of the shell is filled with Amatol?
    I have no info about the type of powder and the powder built up and packaging in the shellcase.
    does anybody have good drawings?

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    Pretty certain I have a spare if you get no luck


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    Here you are -

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimG View Post
    Here you are -

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    So the 95mm is a dual purpose round? Smoke and HE effects?

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    Many HE shells had a smoke boxx to observe the point of impact. It was denoted on the outside of the shell with a green circle with tghe letter A or B stencilled in it. "A" meaning an aluminium bushing containing the red phosporous smoke mix, "B" meaning a bakelite bushing containing the smoke mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzgr40 View Post
    Thanks for all the awnsers. It does help.
    Now I understand there is a long bushing running down the shellbody , with a smokepellet in the lower part and two small rubber tubes filled with powdered tetryl. around this long bushing is a 0,5cm thick layer of pure TNT, the rest of the shell is filled with Amatol?
    I have no info about the type of powder and the powder built up and packaging in the shellcase.
    does anybody have good drawings?
    This will help.
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    I suppose the Wm.042 cordite is tube shaped, can anybody help me on the outside diameter of the sticks?
    Regards, DJH

 

 
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