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    Help ID

    Hello


    does anyone know this German thing? For which projectile?
    Thank you

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    This is a case for the "7,5cm Leichtgeschütz 40". The "Leichtgeschütz" was a recoiless Gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FZG76 View Post
    Hello


    does anyone know this German thing? For which projectile?
    As Rigby already mentioned it is a case for the 7,5 cm LG 40 recoilless gun.
    The 7,5 cm LG 40 was mainly used by the German paratroopers.
    Some data of the gun:
    Max. range: 6500 m
    Barrel length (overall): 115 cm
    V°: 345 m/sec
    Weight: 207 kg
    Rate of fire: 6 rds/min
    Estimated lifespan of the barrel: ca. 10.000 rds.


    The case has the outer dimensions of a 10,5 cm l FH 18 case. It fired the 7,5 cm Gr 38 HL/B or /C and could also fire the 7,5cm K Gr rot.

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    Last edited by greif; 19th May 2018 at 09:01 PM.

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