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    2.8 cm PzB41 - French souvenir from Tunisia / North Africa campaign 1942-1943


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    Those HE shells must be rare - I can't recall seeing one before.

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    The HE are very hard to find. Mine came out of Russia.
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    The souvenir.... a lovely piece.
    Here a couple with a splash of original colour and natural wood finish...IMG_0880 (2).jpgIMG_0881 (2).jpg

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    Was the original color of these yellow? Would the AP versions of the 2.8cm rounds have paint on them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceinvader View Post
    Was the original color of these yellow? Would the AP versions of the 2.8cm rounds have paint on them?
    Generally speaking, German Army HE shells were painted a grey-green colour (I have the RAL number somewhere if anyone's interested). Yellow was used by the Luftwaffe (including FlaK rounds) and also I think by the Navy. Don't know about the AP.

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    Here is another one.
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    The HE rounds were painted yellow with the black band for "tropical" use. The AP rounds as far as I know were painted black except for the tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pysall View Post
    The HE rounds were painted yellow with the black band for "tropical" use. The AP rounds as far as I know were painted black except for the tip.
    Interesting - anyone know why they would be painted yellow rather than the standard army grey-green?

 

 
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