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    German 75mm Sprgr 34 with Unusual Weight Class Marking

    The probability that the paint and markings on this projectile are original is very high as I know its origin. The weight class is "R3" rather than the normal Roman numeral "III". I also love the sloppy "FES". This one sits in a KwK 40 case. It is also interesting to note the wide variety of steel qualities used in these. This one has a very high chrome content making very much like stainless steel.
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    That isn’t a weight class marking.
    It says R 8 = Rauchentwickler nr. 8 = smokebox nr. 8.

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    Here I am still learning. Thank you greif. Why would an HE be marked with a smoke box number? Is this an Nb or smoke round?

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    It's a small smokebox below the booster for impact observation. If not present it would make impact observation on longer distances difficult
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    You would not think a pound or 1/2 kilo of HE would need help being seen when it explodes.

 

 

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