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    Unidentified shell

    Hi everybody,
    I need some help to identify a shell that I found tuesday.
    I've no idea of his nationality.
    Length : +/- 348 mm
    Diam : +/- 138 mm (+/-5,5 inch)
    Driving band width : +/- 2 cm
    Distance between bas and band : +/- 2 cm
    Two markings on the base :
    first : JH N° 315
    second : a M or W in a circle

    see the pics hereby

    Shell was found in Antwerpen harbor. Somebody an idea ???
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    Unidentified shell

    Somethings forgotten, after disposal, we have can see it was a AP-HE or SAP if you will.
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    Possibly a heavily corroded German 15 cm Betongranate (concrete piercing shell) ?

    greetz,

    Menno.

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    nice find yodamaster looks like it hit something quite hard sorry cant help with the identification

    regards lee

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    I think not, Pzgr, otherwise should the driving band be away !
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    Hi all, this shell is always unknown ! Can somebody help me today ?
    The only similar base plate I found is this French (see pics). The dimensions of the shell are also approx similar.



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    Brittisch? Due to the use of type indentifier "No". French used MDLe, German used nothing, jus the fusenumber.Austria used M etc. However your baseplate looks simular too compared with the French shell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekees View Post
    Brittisch? Due to the use of type indentifier "No". French used MDLe, German used nothing, jus the fusenumber.Austria used M etc. However your baseplate looks simular too compared with the French shell.
    It's another possibility, effectively, but what should N°315 refer to ? Generally, the fuze designation is engraved on the fuze, not on the shell and I don't known a British shell designation with a N° !
    Looking on the find location (Antwerpen harbor) and on the general AP shape of the shell, do you have knowledge of a navy 5,5inch ?

    Yoda
    Last edited by Yodamaster; 19th January 2020 at 01:44 PM.
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    Could it be naval 5.25"?

    5.25shell.jpg
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    Last edited by kahu1; 23rd January 2020 at 10:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahu1 View Post
    Could it be naval 5.25"?

    5.25shell.jpg
    Thanks to answer, Kahu1, it's a possibility but I see some differences with my projectile. Nose is not pointed on mine, no groove for fixing of cap.
    But your idea is probably track to follow, thanks


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