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    Does any one have good photographs or diagrams of the, US, 90mm XM590E1 Canister flechette round? Preferably sectioned views?


    Jason

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    There are three slight variations to the projectile, based on the stress lines (or lack). I think I've got two, but no cutaway. No photos till this weekend I'm afraid.
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    SUPER GRATEFUL, Jeff. No rush at all.

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    Received my, INERT, example today and wanted to post photos. It is incredibly light, except for the projectile.

    Jason

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    As discussed in the IAA forum, looks to be either well faked or at least parted together with a remade base and components.

    The flechette projectiles have always been the hardest of the 90mm RR to find, leading some to fake and others to take chances where they might otherwise look a little more carefully. There were three adopted variants, all different in the way in which they were pre-stressed/fractured or shaped to release the flechettes.
    A number of these were scrapped 15-20 years ago, some components of this one could be real. This was a popular technique of one seller out east (VA?).

    Here are some pictures of mine, the chopped one being a relic from one of the scrap sales. Interesting is that the full length primer was actually attached to the base of the cannister. No idea if the cannister separated in the tube or if the primer went down range with the cannister. Looking at the second one that I have (far left in the group photo) it appears that the cannister separated early on. (Base and attached primer only) I’ve also included a photo of the correct base cover.

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    You are the best, Jeff.

    Hope you don't mind if I save these great reference photos. Bummed mine is a fake, but the truth is the truth .


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    In case anyone is interested, here is a inside view of the round. Whoever faked this sure went to great lengths adding a ported primer tube, connected to the base of the canister with very good factory markings ad included the 3 bleed holes. Since it is fake, I am going to try and do a 1/4 section for giggles :-)

    Jason

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    I've been after one of these for ages, saw it and just had to buy!

    The darts are common enough but the holder for them not so, at least not around here. 340mm long, 65mm diameter, a rough count it must hold about 100 tungsten darts, this one probably about 75% full.

    Does anyone have any drawings/info they can post please. I guess it opens up in some way but I'm not about too try as I don't expect it is easy to put back together.

    Dave.

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    WHat is the length of the darts? Weight of a dart? The dispenser is part of what kind of munition?

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    Brian

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    Off the top of my head I'm thinking French rocket, but could be mistaking if for something else.
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