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    unknown 85mm HE shell??

    Hello,

    lenght: 35cm, diameter: about 85mm, diameter driving band: about 90mm.
    It came without a fuze but a US M54TSQ fuze fits well. Only marking is "15" on the side of the shell. Looks repainted.
    It has all features of a HE-shell, but: genuine or "home-made"?

    Thanks for your replies!
    85mm (1).JPG85mm (2).JPG85mm (3).JPG

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    The driving band looks strange, otherwise it seems to be a 25pr HE
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    looks like it has filler on it and a 'new' band, looks 25pr BE to me.

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    I compared it with a 25Pr HE and indeed they are almost the same besides the driving band which is much larger. I'm thinking it could be post-WWII production? I found an image here of a fired 25Pr shell that was made by the belgian company MMJ. The driving band looks the same width as mine?
    25Pr MMJ (2).jpg

 

 

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