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    47 x 186R - information

    Hi,

    I looking for information about British ammunition 47x186R, produced in years 30's, used in tank guns 47mm Vickers Armstrongs.

    ps. Whether the scales of the British production [30's years], determined the initial velocity projectiles?


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    I've not heard of that one. The only 1930s 47mm Vickers tank gun ammo I know is the 3 pdr L40 as fitted to the Vickers Medium tank, which used a 47x351R case. This fired a 1.47 kg AP at 560 m/s.

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    Tank Gun 47mm Vickers QF, only for export, not used by the British Army.
    These guns bought the Polish Army in 1934, with 22 towers tank, for Vickers E Type B.

    http://derela.republika.pl/vickersp.htm


    with 37x94R AP wz.16









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    ...kOR-M-D
    ...-33-NOB.
    ...-33-V.A.D.
    Vo= 300

    and another one:



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    Thanks, that's useful to know.

    What's the rim diameter?

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    Rim diameter = 56mm


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    Przemek, hope you're still around!

    The case dimensions for this gun seem virtually identical to the 47mm Austrian Böhler (which came in a variety of case lengths from 185-235 mm). I wonder if Vickers decided to use that round for its lower-powered 3 pdr gun, as the Böhler was widely sold?

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    Hello,
    interesting,
    my cases and shells are from 1933, in PL archive is a order for this stuff, with number of cartridges.
    31.V.1933
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