30mm H-Panzergrenate L'Spur (drawing)


#1

But for which cannon and for which aircraft?

Happy collecting, Peter

Edited to change caption of thread.


#2

German too.
The PzGr40 designation is also wrong since the airforce designated the tungsten carbide cored AP ammo as H-Panzergranate (H= Hartkern = hard core, Panzergranate = AP projectile).
The designation is: 3cm H-Pantergranate L’Spur. (hard core AP tracer)

This one here was for the 30x185B MK101/MK103.

The drawing is very much “to approximate dimensions” only.


#3

[quote=“EOD”]This one here was for the 30x185B MK101/MK102.
.[/quote]
I’m sure you meant to write “MK101/MK103” ;-)

Was the Hartkern projectile ever used by the MK101? I thought that it was first used at Kursk in 1943, at the same time as the MK103 was introduced (slung under the Hs 129).


#4

Of course you are right with the 103, I should stop using my thumbs when writing. I corrected my posting above.

The L.DV. 4000-10 section on the MK101 dated 1942 is listing it for the MK101. Only the 1944 section on the MK103 has it listed for this gun then.
Of course I do not have all editions to judge when exactly the 103 was approved for service with this projectile.


#5

OK, thanks.

On a small item of interesting detail; in 1940 the MK101 was designated MG101 (a gun with this stamped on it was recovered from a Bf 110C-6 shot down over England in August 1940). I’m not sure when the designation changed from MG to MK.