20mm HS projectile colour information


#1

Can anyone let me know the meaning of the colours on the 20mm HS in the picture? The top of the projectile has the remains of a redish paint.

Ian


#2

Hello,

what is the headstamp of the cartridge case ?

JF


#3

Hi JF

The headstamp is 4 CE 39 F I think the round is French and possibly supplied to the Brits for trials around the start of WW11.

Ian


#4

http://www.histavia21.net/amaviapag/AMMOS/404de41.JPG

Look the sixth cartridge of the first column !

The legend says (I translate from french) :
Explosive ammunition
Tracer
self destruct
low sensitivity fuze

Michel


#5

Thank Maverick for the invstigation and translation. I had no idea what the 20 was.

Jason


#6

Maverick

Thanks for the link and the translations, have copied the chart for future reference.

Ian