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    Trench Flare

    OK ... Here is a nice looking trench mortar. Any ideas what country and whats inside. It states its a Flare, but I am not sure about that ... given the emission holes on the base.

    Dia: 2 inch (59 MM)
    Length: 211 MM
    Boom Dia: 23MM
    Boom Length: 50MM
    16 flash holes
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    Hi jvollenberg,

    a little question : what the exact diameter of your flare ? 2 inch or 59 mm ? (2" = 50,8 mm)

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    The actual measurement

    The mortar was measured at 59MM .. I rounded it down since the conversion of 59MM is 2.32 Inch ... So I went with 2 inch.

    Joe

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    ........that .32 of an inch makes all the difference, doesn't it Dear?

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    Yes

    However,

    In my experience ... the trench mortars were of 2 inch / 3 inch / and 4 inch. I don't think, and I might be wrong, that 59MM wasn't the correct nominal size for the projectiles at the time.

    Please correct me if I am wrong on this. I am not a subject matter expert on trench mortars.

    Joe

 

 

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