Very interesting, would you happen to know what Besa belt makeups would be representative for a BEF tank, 8th Army tank, late-war tank, ect?
Judging by the ammo marks I'd guess the box hans prijs posted is for a mid war loadout?
Really nice box, anything associated with the Besa MG seems to be hard to find, many people haven't even heard of it.
I collect the (INERT) 7.92x57 rounds with British headstamps which were for the Besa MG. I only have about 10 specimens, some of which I paid 5 each for.
A thought occurred to me.
If you think the Besa is obscure (which of course it is not really) then how about the Besal MG?
Anybody know what it is?
Also, regarding the 7.92 Besa ammo, has anyone seen an AP headstamped WIZ other than the Greek manufactured ones?
I have attached an interesting label. When the Besa first came into service there was a demand for an incendiary round, but the B Mark Iz was not ready, so the military purchased some smoke tracer that Kynoch had available. Smoke tracer was the alternative name for the Buckingham type phosphorus incendiary that Kynoch made for export. This label shows these being used in early mixed belts. As it left a smoke trail there was no need for separate tracers.