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    German 17 cm Wurfmine - best photo I've ever seen!

    Look at the details of the markings, stamps etc.:
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    Yes, excellent photos. Thanks for posting!
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    I was able to buy this photo. Here is a better scan!
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    Most excellent! Thanks again!
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    Quick run through Photoshop.
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    All dug or live ordnance shown in my posts is under EOD control and has been or will be dealt with accordingly by EOD personnel

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    Thanks! Very good photo for restoration of one of them. Some months ago I saw a short video sequence how they were painted. The, already fieldgrey painted, mines were just rolled over some kind of positive template which was soaked with black paint. Very interesting to see!

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    Does someone has a picture or information about the 17 cm Wurfmine used for gasmines?
    The type with the 8 large holes as in this photo below. (comes from the Tillmann Reibert book, from the free pages that I could find online).
    What is the color used for gasmines on the shell? Are there musea where these can be seen? Rare?
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    Another photo from the Battle of the Somme
    For John8 Minen color was gray. For Sprengminen,bands were black or green and white for Gasminen.
    I always try to manufacturers marking codes like "Lab"
    Jean Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by John8 View Post
    Does someone has a picture or information about the 17 cm Wurfmine used for gasmines?
    The type with the 8 large holes as in this photo below. (comes from the Tillmann Reibert book, from the free pages that I could find online).
    What is the color used for gasmines on the shell? Are there musea where these can be seen? Rare?
    foto kanon.JPG
    The mortar shells on the photo are calibre 25 cm and not 17 cm! And I wonder because I know them as target practise mortar shells with a small smoke charge. All Gasminen (chemical) which I know don't have these holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpini View Post
    The mortar shells on the photo are calibre 25 cm and not 17 cm! And I wonder because I know them as target practise mortar shells with a small smoke charge. All Gasminen (chemical) which I know don't have these holes.
    Target practise... you do not happen to know the color of these smoke shells? The color of the piece is dark orange to red. (I believe original color)

 

 
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