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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolchonok View Post




    L28A1

    is L28A1 ever used ? or it's some sort of "rename" for L27 ?
    Don't know the answer to that one but I'm fairly sure that picture was one I took at Bovington tank museum a few years ago. May be worth asking them.
    Dave.

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    Thanks, SG 500-It now looks as if the cap is to prevent the propellant becoming damaged by transit shocks, which might happen should the sharp fins be exposed?

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    Do you know who RLB stands for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvollenberg View Post
    Do you know who RLB stands for?

    Joe
    Try this - http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/thread...at-means-R-L-B

    Basically it is the designation used by the Royal Ordnance Factory Birtley (factory since closed and moved to new facility down the road at Washington both near Newastle).

    The factory had a brass foundry to manufacture ingots which were then turned into blanks for the production of large calibre (76mm, 105mm & 4.5" cartridge cases. It also produced the empty shells for armoured car, tank, naval and artillery systems. These were then forwarded to the filling factories (either Glascoed and Chorley [since closed] ) for completion. The foundry was later closed and the blanks were bought in instead.

    Not sure what the name is being used for the factory these days since RO was bought by BAE SYSTEMS and underwent many changes of organisation name. Last I heard a majority stake in what was left of the BAE SYSTEMS organisation (both ammunition and vehicles) has been sold to Rheimetal.

    The other items made were APDS and FSAPDS rounds for UK 105mm and 120mm tank systems. Note - the BY stencilled on the body of the L28A1 also refers to Birtley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SG500 View Post
    Don't know the answer to that one but I'm fairly sure that picture was one I took at Bovington tank museum a few years ago. May be worth asking them.
    Dave.
    pic from Ian Wilcox FB page

 

 
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