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    40x158R, practice shell?

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    I'm looking for information about projectile from a photos, it's practice shell with tracer? [not have fuze]. 40x158R for the M1928 Vickers antiaircraft naval guns.

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    Hi

    Has anyone any ideas? Meybe it's only tracer, example as the fifth belt.

    It's from ORP Wicher.
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    2pdr

    Hi,its a 2pdr HV projectile,it must be practice with the nose plug,although the plug design is different than the british types ive got. Also the trace unit is withouth the self destruct found normally. This ammunition was obviously supplied to the Polish Navy with the guns. In British use the shell would be stamped 2 Pdr HV P,and the trace extraction holes would be different.There are some 2pdr projectiles on my album if it helps.Tig

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    Hi

    Thanks for the information !

    May have any information about the brass+steel? belt ammunition [photo / image].

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    Links

    Hi i dont have any links,there very rare,The large brass piece must be the starter tab?? normal links here, http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/2-poun...=pounder+links cheers Tig

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    Yes, large brass is Starter tab, all items are from shipwreck ORP Wicher.

    Meybe this is brass + "sackcloth? belt".


    Or are there more information in this book:


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    links

    Hi,you must be right,the early belts were not steel links but belts,im sure this caused jamming on occasions and thats why they went to steel. I have no pics of canvas belts,Anybody??And what date in British service did the RN change over?

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    Hi,

    i found on FB > WW2RADIO profile, one photo from ORP BÅ‚yskawica with Vickers 40mm and cotton/brass ammo belt.
    Still i need more info, looks like a http://m1919tech.com/c3951-6.jpg

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    Hi,

    i have a new 40 mm Vickers shell from import UK > PL.
    Looks like as practice shell? With hole 1,5 mm in the bottom [?].

    40 m/m
    VAD
    1931


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