25x218mm (UORZ-132 rounds for 25mm naval gun 72K


#1

Hi all,
Im currently researching on Eastern Bloc ammunition and curious on 25x218mm (UORZ-132 rounds for 25mm naval gun 72K in that I could not find right now the active manufacturer of it. If anyone know and have information about it, please let me know! thanks!


#2

I will assume that it stopped to equip in the late 1990’s, as obsolete. Here are a couple of links, if it helps:


http://militaryrussia.ru/blog/topic-66.html


#3

Examples of deactivated 25x218mm ammunition for sale, only in the Czech Republic :-(

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https://www.armypoint.cz/hermeticky-obal-munice-25mm-uozr-85/d-92232/

https://www.armypoint.cz/maketa-naboje-25mm-uozr-85/d-92216/

Brian


#4

AZOV and Brian, the round Mrivanoa referrs to is the 25x218R M40.

And since 1945 there is no “active” manufacturer for these anymore - at least in Russia.
Yugoslavia was refurbisihing ammunition for several decades and it might be they made some projectiles to reload cases but I have no definitive proof for this.

There is a possibility that Romania could also have made cases or even some cartridges but if so I assume it was only very limited.


#5

Hello,

As far as I know, the only current manufacturer of 25x218/219R cases is Plopleni (UMP) in Romania. They have been offering them in steel and brass for the last 10 years or so.

Regards,

Fede


#6

Fede, is that a real offer or just the reuse of old images for their commercial pamphlets?


#7

Alex, it is a real offering but I don’t know when these cases were manufactured.


#8

I assume it is offered as they still have the tooling in stock. I do not know of any active user and the last ones I noticed were Yugoslavia (civil war) and Albania till the fall of the communist regime.
So both almost 30 years back.