Welcome to the Inert Ordnance Collectors.
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Suffolk
    Posts
    1,551
    Images
    13
    Thanks
    1,210
    Thanked 227 Times in 152 Posts

    AP shot identification needed

    Hi All Could anybody Identify this projectile its 9.5 inches tall and 3inches diameter it has the numbers 477 stamped on the driving band also the broad arrow and it has a tracer cavity any information would be great.
    Andy

  2. #2
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Meon Valley, UK
    Posts
    580
    Images
    83
    Thanks
    426
    Thanked 217 Times in 97 Posts

    Re:AP shot identification needed

    Hi Andy
    Your memory is worse than mine!!

    I'm pretty sure it's an American (or British) 75mm M72 AP-T Proj Standard Sherman AP before the APHE-T (It may say so on the drive band)

    See link
    "http://www.bocn.co.uk/component/option,com_fireboard/Itemid,26/func,view/catid,9/id,1977/"

    Now you just need an M18 75x350R 10 or so.

    Rich


  3. #3
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Suffolk
    Posts
    1,551
    Images
    13
    Thanks
    1,210
    Thanked 227 Times in 152 Posts

    Re:AP shot identification needed

    Hi Rich its a different one to the last one.this is the other one
    Andy

  4. #4
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Meon Valley, UK
    Posts
    580
    Images
    83
    Thanks
    426
    Thanked 217 Times in 97 Posts

    Re:AP shot identification needed

    oh, my apologies....although Id still say its an M72, are you saying its a physically different shape - height, width weight etc..

    Ok then, its painted with British markings, (which could be wrong??)

    It isnt a 17pdr AP shot, as that has two driving band and is much taller.

    It isn't the US 3in AP Shot as the driving bands on that are much larger, and the projectile is a little longer.

    I guess it could be the US 76mm AP as Ive never seen on, but I would have thought that would be the same as the 3in AP shot, and therefore should have larger driving bands

    I'd still plump for the M72....as the driving band is the same.

    anyone else know?

    Rich


  5. #5
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Verwood, Dorset
    Posts
    829
    Images
    16
    Thanks
    87
    Thanked 413 Times in 130 Posts

    Re:AP shot identification needed

    looks like a British made 75mm solid shot - we used copper for the driving bands but the yanks , sorry, Americans, used a cupronickel material which has a more brass like appearance. It should have a British made equivalent of the M18 case. We used them in our own Sherman, Churchill, Challenger , Cromwell tanks

  6. #6
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Suffolk
    Posts
    1,551
    Images
    13
    Thanks
    1,210
    Thanked 227 Times in 152 Posts

    Re:AP shot identification needed

    He is a photo of them together the one on the left weights 13.8lbs the other is 13.4lbs. Andy

  7. #7
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Suffolk
    Posts
    1,551
    Images
    13
    Thanks
    1,210
    Thanked 227 Times in 152 Posts

    Re:AP shot identification needed

    And the base showing the tracer hole.
    Andy

  8. #8
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Verwood, Dorset
    Posts
    829
    Images
    16
    Thanks
    87
    Thanked 413 Times in 130 Posts

    Re:AP shot identification needed

    the fired one does look a bit like the M72 - the band appears more brassy. Stencils on the M72 should be 75G in large font, underneath, in smaller font SHOT AP M72 WITH TRACER and on the reverse, AMM. LOT, PA and a suitable 3 digit date eg 7-44.
    Correct me if I'm wrong but the British version was a semi armour piercing round, used mainly for practice and should not have the lower white band. When supplied as practice shot, it should have the usual yellow band around the middle.

  9. #9
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Suffolk
    Posts
    1,551
    Images
    13
    Thanks
    1,210
    Thanked 227 Times in 152 Posts

    Re:AP shot identification needed

    Many thank Rrickoshae are the cases the same for both rounds. Andy

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. PIAT Practice Solid Shot
    By roller63 in forum Projectiles
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 15th January 2018, 02:13 AM
  2. 25-pr MS Proof Shot?
    By marty_01 in forum Projectiles
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 24th April 2008, 08:32 PM
  3. 2lb Flat Head Shot
    By spotter in forum Projectiles
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 20th January 2008, 07:29 PM
  4. 75mm M72 AP shot
    By tigbrand in forum Restoration and Preservation
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 3rd September 2007, 09:14 PM

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