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    unknown 20mm projectile

    I borrowed this from a friend i visited to get this projectile identified,hopefully, it was tight in a 20x102 vulcan case, the fuze is threaded internally but no internals, as you can see there are two crimping grooves,there is a hole that goes all the way through. about 10mm in diameter, at the base is a cavity that could take a push in tracer
    Ther are 6 slots on the projectile and there are no markings at all anywhere, comments pleaseIMG-20220516-WA0020.jpgIMG-20220516-WA0019.jpgIMG-20220516-WA0018.jpgIMG-20220516-WA0017.jpg

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    Anyone any thoughts about this projectile

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    hello
    i see "similars" cut for reduced range projectiles but on these the cuts are in "oblique" (penched)

    but your fuze look real (internal threads for the mechanism)

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    Hi ammogun, reduced range i agree, it's which case does it belong to that escapes me
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammogun View Post
    hello
    i see "similars" cut for reduced range projectiles but on these the cuts are in "oblique" (penched)
    I'd say, it's a kind of a drill projectile?
    Longitudinal grooves look similar to those present on drill rifle rounds, and the hole down the body prevents the projectile from being accidentally fired.

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    hello
    your projectile is strange
    three crimping grooves ?
    the fuze look real due to internal thead (not dummy fuze)
    the hole in rear can be used for self destruct by the tracer
    but these "grooves" on the projectile ?

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    ammogun, only 2 crimping grooves, the bottom (lip) is very thin and could cut into the case if crimped

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    Mick
    Looks like a short range proj, please see attached pic of a different one I have, this has a steel sleeve in side the plastic coating. cheers wombleDSC_0773.jpg

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    Hi Mike, that one is similar, this one i have has a sintered iron D band, with two crimping grooves, its certainly a short range round, the fuze has no I.D on it but threaded on the inside, so i reckon that is not correct, it came in a Vulcan 20x102mm with single crimp groove, now, i know the French did a 20mm Vulcan with a double crimp, but the neck on this case is not long enough for a double crimp, i have done a close-up of the projectile (which i should have done in the first place)
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