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    Looking for info on British 4.5 inch AA and HE

    Hello all,
    I am looking for information about the 4.5 inch Shells.
    The attached shell was date stamped ~1957
    In particular the Markings and shell diagrams.
    also any info fuses used would be appreciated.
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    Bart

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    Re:Looking for info on British 4.5 inch AA and HE

    Thank You,

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    Re:Looking for info on British 4.5 inch AA and HE

    Hi Wemme/Spotter,

    I think the line drawings are for the B.L. 4.5" medium gun rather than the Q.F. Naval gun projectile that Wemme posted.

    What are the stampings on the body?

    Quatermass

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    Re:Looking for info on British 4.5 inch AA and HE

    Hello.
    There are numerous stamps on the Driving band and a few on the body.
    But "4.5IN HET No10" down the side. BTT and Lot Number.
    In the base is "1956" "P Firing" "No8or9".
    Currently cleaning the shell up so more may surface as i progress with it.

    I believe but may be proven wrong to be a QF shell For the Mark 8 4.5" Navel gun from a type 12 series frigate.

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    Re:Looking for info on British 4.5 inch AA and HE

    Hi
    The projectile is for the 4.5" navy Mk3-5 guns here is a photo of the round & the gun

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    Re:Looking for info on British 4.5 inch AA and HE

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    Re:Looking for info on British 4.5 inch AA and HE

    Cheers for the photos Harry.

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    Re:Looking for info on British 4.5 inch AA and HE

    Hi Wemme This is the only info i have on the Vickers 4.5". Hope it helps weasel.
    Please use the SEARCH function


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    Re:Looking for info on British 4.5 inch AA and HE

    Hi Wemme This is the only info i have on the Vickers 4.5". Hope it helps weasel.
    Please use the SEARCH function


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    Re:Looking for info on British 4.5 inch AA and HE

    Part 2.

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