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not as good as rich,s but may be of use,slightly off topic i noticed the AP round is shown here with a blue tip where other docs show them with a white tip with red band,anyone know why this is,is this just different production periods ???
I have this info too spotter, i think its just postwar,unfortunately my info isnt dated.Also thanks to Rich for the cracking photos for Andy,i had no colour pics,so was not much help at all!Wouldnt mind that selection though myself.Wouldnt mind a bit more info on the A/P H/E shell,as i think i have one,apparently it has a cavity at base for a small charge,whereas the normal A/P has a small push in trace element(so ive been told!).
I must admit, I thought that the markings shown in the picture were post war also. Ive seen many post war projectiles that have blue tips, and all are post war. ...and i've never seen an original paint WWII 2PDR with Blue tip.
...However, if you look closely at the picture, the shell is apparently marked 1943.
British Ammunition colours have had something like 5 colour changes since 1939 the changes where, up to 1939, post 1939 to 1953, 1953 to 1960, 1960 - 1976 as far is I can find out AP when to blue tip from about 1948 to 1952 then to a single red band at the nose.