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    I think those are M102 shells for the M1917/18 howitzer.

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    I have a report from the Artillery in the ETO where they talk about the 155 and the concrete fuze. It mentioned it was particularly effective in the 155mm gun, much less so in the 155 howitzer. As in many things, velocity matters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 917601 View Post
    What year is the one on the far right, with the M78 fuze?(mine is marked an M101, 1942). I noticed the wide driving band, which makes it a 155G. I am confused, which one is the M102? I have a 12-44 dated T105 fuze on mine, and a 2-45 dated M78 spare.
    My M101 is 1956 and the fuze is dated 12-44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzjgr View Post
    I don't know if this will help...but its a cool pic of 155's....
    Thanks for the picture. I got busy and researched the Long Tom gun, (155G) it was in service by 1940. I read somewhere artillery shells were painted yellow then and the end of 1942 they started painting them Green. As my M101 is dated 1942- would I be correct in painting it the ordnance yellow as your picture shows? It would be of great interest if I had an earlier correct yellow paint scheme. Comments please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tankbarrell View Post
    My M101 is 1956 and the fuze is dated 12-44.
    I had a talk with a 155mm Vietnam gunner a few years back, he mentioned some of their ammo was " from WW2". I never did get the details, were the projectiles WW2 dated...or fuzes?...interesting he mentioned that.
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    Progress, after acid washing the interior I stripped the exterior, took forever. Nice markings uncovered, a flaming bomb just below the driving ring, four weight stamps, the original stamping (155mm 1942 M101...) and centered in body punched " X20 R". The lathe turning marks are visible, and I did not need to do any filling. Not sure I like the " new issued" look, but at least it is now stabilized, and rust free.
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