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    20mm Projectile

    Hi Could anybody help me with this projectile i picked up to day its a 20mm without its tip or fuse it has a tracer cavity in the base and writing in white
    T 20mm TPT and stamped in the steel are
    20K DM 48 A1 LOS RH 027
    DM 1027 LOS RB-1-60. it is 65mm high. do anybody know what its from and has anybody got a fuse for it or tip.

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    Re:20mm Projectile

    I'm pretty sure this is a Taget Practice Tracer (TPT) projectile for the Modern 20x102 NATO round of US design. The "LOS" indicates manufactured for the German military in Germany ofr possibly elsewhere. It would have been fitted with an inert solid aluminium nose plug. Someone else can probably give you more information on the markings.

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    Re:20mm Projectile

    Thanks Falcon would that be the Vulcan round Andy

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    Re:20mm Projectile

    Hi Andy
    DM48 projectile is for the 20 x 139mm OERLIKON KAD ,20mm HISPANO HS820

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    Re:20mm Projectile

    Thanks Harry have you got a pic of a complete round Andy

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    Re:20mm Projectile

    Hi Here you go

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    Re:20mm Projectile

    Thats Great Harry thank you, i know need a case and a fuse.
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    Re:20mm Projectile

    If HarryG is correct then:

    Developed by Hispano-Suiza in the late 1940s as a more powerful replacement for the wartime 20 110 mm round. The new weapon which accompanied it, the HS820 gun, became one of the most successful 20 mm designs ever made and was widely purchased throughout the world as an aircraft and ground weapon. As a result of this wide distribution the cartridge was adopted by other designers who developed suitable guns, notably the German Rheinmetall Rh202, the French M693 and the US M139.

    From Jane's Ammunition Handbook
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    Re:20mm Projectile

    Another picture from Jane's Ammunition Handbook
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    Re:20mm Projectile

    (1) ignition vent;
    (2) striker;
    (3) delay cap;
    (4) expelling charge;
    (5) seal;
    (6) ejection tube;
    (7) extension tube;
    (8) nose cap;
    (9) bullets;
    (10) silicon shock-absorber;
    (11) rubber gas seal;
    (12) driving band
    All Items of Live Ordnance posted by me have been disposed of professionally by EOD. Unless they are Archive Pictures from another Webpage

 

 
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