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    30 mm ADEN dummy projectile?

    I have this dummy projectile and to me it looks like a 30mm ADEN projectile. Am I right? All information is much appreciated!

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    looks like an aden practice projectile not seen that type of stamping before

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    Yep, looks like a practice projectile from a 30 mm ADEN Mk4Z round.

    Image below from the 1998 Royal Ordnance (BAE Systems) ammunition catalogue.

    30mm ADEN Mk4Z Practice Round - BAE Systems.jpg

    I can't tell you anything about the markings off my head, I'd have to look it up.

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    Factory code 173 is Bofors-AB Sweden. 1958 Lot 34 Practice ADEN as TimG link shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggburt1969 View Post
    Yep, looks like a practice projectile from a 30 mm ADEN Mk4Z round.

    Image below from the 1998 Royal Ordnance (BAE Systems) ammunition catalogue.

    30mm ADEN Mk4Z Practice Round - BAE Systems.jpg

    I can't tell you anything about the markings off my head, I'd have to look it up.
    I understood the shell was inert ; what is "net explosive content : 46.8g" ? Is it propellant ?
    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MINENAZ16 View Post
    I understood the shell was inert ; what is "net explosive content : 46.8g" ? Is it propellant ?

    Yep, the propellant charge and possibly the igniter materials too.

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    Many thanks for the information! Much appreciated!

 

 

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