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    18 Pr

    Anybody an idea about the payload for this 18 Pr. No guaranty that the colour code is correct. It is original not adapted.

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    Hello,

    Maybe I missed something but it's the first time I see such a 18pr with head screwed !
    Interesting.
    (I know 18pr gas "double diaphragm" was tested, could it be this one ?)

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    Last edited by MINENAZ16; 31st January 2019 at 06:38 PM.
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    Hi
    It's a repared 18 Pr HE shell
    A first chemical loading test was also study with this shell (not double diaphragm but with bursting base charge like Shrapnel arrangement) but never used since the war

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    So I assume paint is wrong
    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    Tx,

    a wide thread for a bursting/breaking purpose but i guess that is why they abandoned the idea.
    PS: i was sure the painting was wrong.

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    Hi
    The firing 18 Pr HE repared head (no chemical)IMG_0049.jpg

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    looks like the same model. You mentioned chemical loading test in your previous post, any more information on this.

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    Doctor is correct. This 18pdr was a conventional HE projectile (Mk III, I think) that was adapted for gas.
    This is the first physical example that i’ve seen, although I’ve read about them and seen the designs for it.

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    It's a repared 18 Pr HE shell
    A first chemical loading test was also study with this shell (not double diaphragm but with bursting base charge like Shrapnel arrangement) but never used since the war
    ANY LIVE OR DUD ORDNANCE POSTED BY ME HAS BEEN DISPOSED OF BY EOD PERSONNEL

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    Hi

    I think I came across an answer to the question.
    I'm thinking of 18 Pr Mk 1R or Mk 1R *.
    These shell were rectified Мk 1 and 1 * shells.
    The top of the shell wall was cut down, reduced in diameter and screwed extemally to receive the head, which was secured bу а fixing screw.
    The shell had at length of 9.37 inches.
    Any live or recovered ordnance shown in my posts is/has been dealt with by EOD personnel

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