Welcome to the Inert Ordnance Collectors.
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    4,437
    Thanks
    1,479
    Thanked 1,514 Times in 647 Posts

    4.2cm German Squeeze bore projectile

    Hi I thought the attached pictures would be of interest.

    The 28/20 is just in the picture for scale.

    The 42mm projectiles seem to be quite hard to get hold of. The one in the picture is described as a Pzgr.Ub. verm. urspr.mit Aluhaube in the excellent book all about German tungsten cored ammunition by Manfred Stegmuller - as I don't speak German I've got no idea what that means. The projectile is steel with no core and is presumably missing its cap. Has anyone got any further information on this projectile or specimens that you can post photos of on the forum?

    Attached also a picture of the stamping on the 28/20.

    Dave.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to SG500 For This Useful Post:

    RichardB (19th December 2016)

  3. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Lancashire,England
    Posts
    5,589
    Thanks
    447
    Thanked 101 Times in 53 Posts
    Lovely stamps on that 28/20 proj!

    I think UB on ammo has something to do with Training or Practise??

    cheers

    waff

  4. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    548
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 54 Times in 35 Posts
    Excellent find Dave. As far as I know anything for the 4.2cm Pak41 is very rare.

    The Üb is an abbreviation for Übungsgeschoß (practice projectile)
    Obviously with a practice item there is no need to have the tungsten core.

    The "mit Aluhaube" is with aluminum cap. I'm not sure about the rest

    PC

  5. #4
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    4,437
    Thanks
    1,479
    Thanked 1,514 Times in 647 Posts
    Thanks for that Waff and PC, good info.
    Dave.

 

 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top