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    French antitank 37mm Model 1938 shells

    I am looking for information on these French projectiles of 37 model 1938.

    The #1, dated 1940, is the 1938 common model.
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    The #2 seems dated 1948. Does anyone have any details on the possible post-1945 manufacture? Was the case 148mm? Or other ? Has anyone ever met 37x148r French-made post-1945 cases ?
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    The #3 is identical to No. 2, but has a portion of the coppered warhead. The copper layer is fine as shown by a claw on it. What could be the use of this copper plating? Repairing a machining defect ?
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    I also add a projectile with tracer and Waffenamt, of German manufacture (dated 1942 ?). To which manufacturer does the OMI mark correspond ? Has anyone ever met 37x148r cases of German manufacture?
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    Thanks for your help.
    Didier

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    Hello Didier,

    My projectile has the exact same 1948 head stamp as your number two example. I never noticed that before. It is my understanding Israel used H39 tanks in their war of independence in 1948, so perhaps they were made for that country.

    Steve

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    Hi Steve,
    Yes, it is possible, thank you. I found these two projectiles recently, in France, but from different sources.
    Didier

 

 

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