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    Typical markings QF Smoke ammo 1934

    Not being a shell collector myself, I understand the smoke shell (phosphorus?) but I don't know what the target shell is.
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    Re:Typical markings QF Smoke ammo 1934

    according to Textbook Of Ammunition 1936 a Target Shell is a special smoke shellused to produce smoke clouds forming targets for anti-aircraft purposes,,according to the illustration in the 1936 book they have a time fuze,so i assume as it was used for AA practice that the fuze burn time was set to explode in the air leaving a cloud of coloured smoke..This is just my interpretation so if anyone can confirm or disproove please let us know


    added note ref the No180 fuze shown this is a No80 converted for anti aircraft use,entering service in 1916 and declared obsolete 1948 (according to the list of fuzes i have)

    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by military EOD personnel .



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