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    stockes pre 1918 ?

    Hi!
    This mortar from friend collect.
    What this ?
    Smoke Stockes?
    Signature 1916 - year productions? year model ?


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    Check the maximum diameter (i.e. the ends), If it is 81 mm then it's a Stokes explosive bomb. If it's about 106mm it's a Stokes smoke or chemical bomb.
    Rod
    Last edited by rcbutcher; 9th August 2008 at 08:23 AM.

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    Hi!
    Length full 34 cm, lenght without stem 28,5 cm.
    caliber 81mm

    regards

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    Sounds like a "3-inch" HE Stokes bomb. All you need now is a fuze and you're all set.
    Rod

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    Smoke shell or training shell ?

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    Smoke

    It is a smoke shell. It has a thin, I believe zinc or lead, band around the holes. It melts off with the heat from the smoke mixture. I have pictures of this item, but it will take me some time to dig them up. I have never seen a real one of these. I have seen the Livens versions though.

    Joe

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    OK

    OK .. you had my attention. So I went digging here is some images of the 3-INCH Smoke Stokes.

    It was a Zinc band ...

    Joe
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    Thanks for this PDF !

    My shells are have others top, with thread for german Lanz zunder.
    Top plate is with stamp "16", 1916?
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