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    Question 15.2 cm Bofors projectile

    Well here's my first thread.
    Does anybody has information about the projectile. It has three rotating bands it's post WWII (1953 and further). I have no further details or measurements. But I'm sure it's Bofors because sign is on the projectile. I also no it's just by the Dutch Navy

    I hope someone can help

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    Hi Chris,
    I think a friend of mine has one of these with case a monster of a round standing about 5 to 6 feet tall. I will try to get a picture and some info from him, his is a Bofors.
    Regards Weasel.

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    Thanks Weasel


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    15.2 Cm Round

    Hi Chris, here is a picture of a complete round.
    The projectile is a slightly newer version (1991) with only a single driving band (land use I believe) but the case was 42 dated.

    And as you can see it is a bit of a monster measuring about 5 foot 6 inches in length when assembled.

    Chris

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    oops no picture

    Sorry finger trouble again!
    Here is the picture.

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    Thumbs up

    Wow Chris that's one hell of a round..........I like it!!

    Dave.

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    That's Huge!

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    Bofors projectile

    Chris 42,

    Thanks for the picture of the complete round.
    Hereby a picture of the projectile we found in Holland

    Regards,

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    Unhappy Hi Chris

    Hi Chris please could you re-post your photograph in a larger format as I cannot see the shell clearly.

    Many thanks
    Chris

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    Thumbs up Better Photo

    Chris

    This one must be a better quality sorry for the first one

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