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    unusual 120mm tank shell

    good afternoon everyone, I wonder if anyone can identify this 120mm tank shell. Apart from the 120mm TKIII markings, it is marked HE but is not a normal HE colour, has C.I.M and a white circle stencils - what do these represent? The drive band is segmented nylon.

    There is a central rod which joins the base to the rest of the body

    Any thoughts?

    many thanks, Dave
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    My thought is C.I.M. could mean inert projectile for a Classroom Instructional Mount to practice loading techniques before getting practice in an actual tank?
    I have a 20Pr C.I.M. Drill cartridge in my collection. I am guessing with this 120mm? Is there a CIM for this gun? Ron.

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    I think you could be on the right track there Ron. The central rod would suggest a 'drill' of some sort. A good starting point for further info & research

    well done & thank you, Dave

 

 

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