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    Ordnance QF 3.7 inch anti aircraft gun

    this manual is too early to include the 3.7inch anti tank round.
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    Here is a rather dark picture of one at fort Nelson, Fareham, Portsmouth.
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    another view
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    3.7inch Mk6 Probert

    for those who didn't see a photo of my Mk6 earlier in the year, here it is again! The Mk6 was the final attempt to enable the 3.7 to keep pace with aircraft technological advances in respect of height. It had a multi flanged main driving band and 2 forward, pre-rifled centering bands.
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    whats the reason behind the extra driving bands ??

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    much higher velocity. The case was a fair bit larger than the standard 3.7 - larger even than a Mk8 4.5 naval case but necked in to 3.7. It was crimped over the lower driving band so that greater pressure was built up before 'take off'. I think the initial velocity was so great that it needed the centering bands to keep it correctly aligned in the barrel. Like 76mm Scorpion cases, once fired they won't hold a projectile so I have passed on the case. Dave

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    Question Probert ?

    Hi Dave is that the "Probert" projectile or does it go under another name as I believe the "Probert" used only one pre fluted forward band !

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    3.7 inch carrier crate box

    hey there , in need of a little help , i went down an abandoned victorian ammunition magazine, and found this large ammunition chest turns out its a late war 3.7 inch carrier case for two H.E shells , all i can make out is some stencilling H.E and XVI, the colour looks like a light green , not sure if this is faded , unfortunately am going to have to have it sand blasted due to the large ammount of rust , so would like to restore it , would any one happen to know the original colour and maybe what the stencilling was , thanks so much for the help


 

 

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