rcaf53 (22nd April 2012)
i have this casse since years in my collection but never found info what a gun used this casses .
headstamps on bottom of cassing
PATRONENFABRIK KARLSRUHE OKT 1917
5 SP 255
FRIED. KRUPP A.G 12
CASSING WEIGHT 5,5 KG
DIAMETER ON TOP 19 cm
from botom to top diferent diameter the casse is conic and have a bord look pics .
thank for all help for id .
the link go to a web page and you must be registered to look topics !
are this casses rare ? i have found only this in all my collecting years
this whas a fleamarket found in belgium .
yes, it is very rare! Only some pieces of this gun were in field test.
In the Wk2Ammo forum thread you will find some background informations and pictures of this rare gun...
WOW only 12 guns in field test thats rare i have found last year a 5 cm FLAK 41 casse it is a rare bird too but moore flak 41 where on field than
the 18 cm V.H.
now looking for a shell
Hello....when one of these cases was featured on wk2ammo (as linked above) i asked for the dimensions . Sadly no reply....perhaps i'll have better luck with BOCN. Please someone provide the length of this case. And the diameter across the rim.
Thanks very much.
Last edited by charley777; 17th November 2010 at 01:05 AM.
the length is 320 mm, rimdiameter is 217 mm....
Kind regards Arjen
Thanks very much for providing the dimensions for this great cartridge case. Charley