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    9cm Kanone 73/88

    Pictures below are two projectiles for the German model 73/88 gun. The projectile on the right (top) is threaded for the HZ14 fuze, thread diameter 57.5mm. Although the projectile on the left (bottom) looks almost identical it has a thread diameter of 55mm. Can anyone advise the designation of each shell and the fuze that would be used with the 55mm threaded projectile? Many thanks in advance. (no matter how I save these images they are always up loaded incorrectly)

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    Hello,
    The first fuzed HZ14 is 9cm Gr14A
    The second is a mystery. I only know threads : 25mm, 30mm, 45mm, 57.5mm but no 55mm (kz fuzes)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MINENAZ16 View Post
    Hello,
    The first fuzed HZ14 is 9cm Gr14A
    The second is a mystery. I only know threads : 25mm, 30mm, 45mm, 57.5mm but no 55mm (kz fuzes)
    Thank you Minen. The projectile came with a nice KZ 11 Gr fuze but I can find no reference to any 55mm threaded fuzes being used with projectiles for the 73/88 gun.
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    Your shell was fitted with KZ 11 Gr O.A.Z and used for B.A.K and F.L.A.K
    Very good find and not current

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    Quote Originally Posted by doctor View Post
    Your shell was fitted with KZ 11 Gr O.A.Z and used for B.A.K and F.L.A.K
    Very good find and not current
    Thank you doctor, and good to hear from you once again. The fuze is marked o AZ so great to know it is original to the shell. Does it have a designation and do you have any references as to it’s use? Interesting that they were using such an old gun in that role with a specially modified shell.
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    Fantastic shells BURNEY DAVIS!

    Do they have much in the way of stamps, inspection marks etc? Superb condition and what a find. (Especially the HZ14 topped beauty....).
    Well done!

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    here are all the fuze they fit on the 88mm (9cm )

    Gr.Z. 14
    H.Z. 14 Vorst , (safety pin )
    Dopp Z 91 + Zdlg 91
    Dopp.Z. 92 lg.Brlg.
    Dopp.Z.92 n.F
    Dopp.Z. 92 f 10 cm K
    Dopp.Z. 92 K.15

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    In WW1 the Germans converted some of the 9 cm field guns into AA guns. Some are known under the designation 9 cm Flak System Plett , also see
    https://ivanhernandezdala-armored.com/page/5/

    After WW1 the Dutch Army took over some of these guns under the designation Kanon van 9 tl.
    A nice specimen of this type of gun survived and is displayed at the Dutch National Military Museum.

    @ Burney Davis: Do you have a picture with the fuze screwed on?
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    Last edited by greif; 27th July 2020 at 01:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burney Davis View Post
    Thank you doctor, and good to hear from you once again. The fuze is marked o AZ so great to know it is original to the shell. Does it have a designation and do you have any references as to it’s use? Interesting that they were using such an old gun in that role with a specially modified shell.
    I'm very insterested by other pictures of the shell with 55mm thread especially with fuze Kz11 screwed on it.
    What is the length without fuze ?
    Last edited by MINENAZ16; 27th July 2020 at 02:37 PM.
    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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