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    1 pounder COW gun round

    The photo shows a standard 1.5 pounder apc COW gun round next to the experimental 1 pounder COW gun round. I've also attached a photo of the headstamp of the 1 pounder.

    If anyone has any further information on the 1 pounder COW gun I would be interested in hearing from them.

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    Hi thanks for the links, what a great site your friend has!!
    My wants list just got longer.
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    Cow

    You have what looks like the early rimless cartridge, can you post a really clear image of the headstamp. I don't think this has been seen by many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gspragge View Post
    You have what looks like the early rimless cartridge, can you post a really clear image of the headstamp. I don't think this has been seen by many.
    Exact it is not common .
    Last edited by kz11gr; 26th February 2009 at 09:37 AM.

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    Shell, QF, 1.186-inch

    Not quite COW but thought this may be of interest to Gordon and Dave. Designed to meet a Navy requirement for an "intermediate calibre automatic multiple equipment... capable of destroying within six seconds an aircraft at ranges of up to 2,500 yards", the weight of a 2 Pr equipment with increased muzzle velocity being prohibitive.[OB 1935]
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    Thanks Norman, that's quite a long projectile, a bit like the Mk 5 aircraft gun projectile, I'm surprised it only weighs 1 pound.

    I've attached a few better pictures of the headstamp of my round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnex View Post
    Not quite COW but thought this may be of interest to Gordon and Dave. Designed to meet a Navy requirement for an "intermediate calibre automatic multiple equipment... capable of destroying within six seconds an aircraft at ranges of up to 2,500 yards", the weight of a 2 Pr equipment with increased muzzle velocity being prohibitive.[OB 1935]
    Interesting shell. Were any actually ever made, and are any shells or cases known to have survived?

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    1 Pounder

    I don't know if the shell got off the drawing board. A pressure barrel [Design DD(G)259A] was constructed so conceivably some projectiles were produced for tests - maybe not the design that I posted. A cart case [DD(L)6718] was designed for the pressure barrel but again it is not clear if any were made. The pressure barrel was kept for future tests on small calibre equipments/projectiles.

    By 1936 the QF 1-pr equipment had been dropped and designs worked up for a 1 1/2 Pr. Sadly for collecting folk the 1 1/2 Pr was dropped in January 1937.

    Dave might have one of course
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    Smile my 1 Pdr

    Hi
    Just to show you my 1 Pdr (lamp) on rimless case
    on Base case in notified at 6 1-Pdr under a Marine anchor
    at 12 N.P.S Co 1917, at 8 LOT-195, at 5 J.B.S
    Case lenght 135mm (5.3)
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