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    U. S. Navy Sub Caliber projectiles

    Types in service 1912 - 1917 as I found to date. The gun used is the same as mounted on a carriage and called the MK1 Landing Gun as sold to the French as the 37mm S.A. by Bethlehem Steel Co.
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    ciao Gspragge
    good stuff as always....thanks for sharing.
    Was the 37mm hotchkiss used as sub caliber gun??
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    the 37x94r Hotchkiss with wide brass band, not as far as I know - but certainly other similiar projectiles were, the French Mle. 1888 in the 37x202r loading the "Tube Gun" for example. There is the 11mm/ 37x94r subcal round for firing in Hotchkiss guns , also made in 37x136r though I don't know the cartridge size but that will be a U.S. type.

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    Hi G
    thanks for reply.
    my question comes from a US ww2 manual, TM9-1901.
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    Last edited by fert; 5th June 2008 at 06:55 PM.

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    subcal

    That is a good list, The MKII projectile replaced the shorter MK1 in or about 1928 and was originally a H.E. loaded, painted yellow. These were also used on the A.T. gun M16 casing until the H.E. M63 was adopted. The subcal version in blue is around, most with out paint. The M63 for subcal is scarse. It comes with the plain driving band which is always a subcal painted blue. It also comes identical to the yellow or green H.E. with the grooved band, those can only be identified if the blue paint is still intact, other wise they look exactly like the common H.E. missing the paint. The M92 is extremely rare, I have only ever seen an image of one original in blue. Hope this helps.

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    This will show the projectiles on your document

    Images MKIIs, M63s & M92
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    I forgot this one !

    MKII 1928 manual page
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    Ciao G.
    excellent integration.
    greetings.

 

 

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