20mm cycle blank?


#1

So quite some time ago i found these 2, what appear to be, blanks which i think are made for 20 MM cannons so the weapon can cycle and can eject the case, so no projectile leaves the barrel. What do you guys think or know?
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Experiment.


#2

These are inserts for DM128 20x139 blanks made/developed by Rheinmetall.
The 20x102 case is incorrect here - the usual stuffing game.


#3

Dutch manufactured 20x139 blank


#4

And the patent for it:

Telescoping Blank Cartridge_001_1991-1996.pdf (211.3 KB)


#5

Tony, why do you think it is dutch?


#6

Hi EoD,
because it’s ‘marked up’ as NWM (Nederlandsche Wapen-en Munitiefabriek NV) on the headstamp and very faintly on the ‘insert’ stencil.


#7

I was not aware they started making them there too as I knew only those from tests and the first production lots.
But then no wonder as NWM is a Rheinmetall subsidiary.


#8

The Dutch NWM made the test rounds and the original rounds.
They were also made by Rheinmetall - Unterlüß and Pyrotechnik Silberhütte.Germany
The Long version is the final version DM128.!
The original round NWM is a DM1323A1 with the DM128
The new one from PSH has the normal DM1323 case(upload://noVVpj40RHK1fryPuTxklyxtbz3.jpeg)


collection from Ramon Houtzager


#9

Nice! I recognize some of the rounds! :)


#10

That is an amazing selection!