76mm rounds?


#1

The case on the left I know is a 76mm. The middle one I cant read the h/s for sure, both next to the 90mm semi restored dummy. What were these used in?

Thanks!
Steve


#2

Can you see them in the camouflage?


#3

Steve
Tony Williams website has a nice listing of what rounds were used in what gun/equipment, have you checked there?


#4

The 76mm/62 Cal case is anodized steel, not brass, and is used in the MK-75 Naval Gun. The MK-75 is a fully automated, remotely controlled gun mount that stows, aims, and fires 76mm 62-caliber ammunition. The Mark 75 three-inch gun is a capable gun in between the Mark 45 and Mark 38. It can fire up to 80 rounds in 60 seconds without reloading to a range of 10 nautical miles.

Here is a link showing the MK-75 in action.

seaforces.org/wpnsys/SURFACE/Mk-75-gun.htm


#5

Really nice cases, Steve!

Jason


#6

Steve,
I have a case that looks remarkably like your middle case. It has a headstamp of "75MM T6E3BI CP LOT NOR - 1 - 28 1952’’ It also has some white paint stampings on the head “AMM LOT LOP 12-1-X” then some yellow paint stampings “BK? 2”. I was told by the guy I got it from that is was for an experimental “Skysweeper” 75x539R AA gun. I don’t know if a lick of it is true but that is what I was told.
Zac


#7

Here is a good web site for pictures of the US 75mm M51 Skysweeper Anti-Aircraft Gun. Unfortunately it does not show thw Ammo for it.

svsm.org/gallery/75mm_m51_skysweeper


#8

Steve–I found a reference that says the RIM diameter of the “Skysweeper” 75 x 539R" is 90mm. Does the case length and rim diameter of the center cartridge in your photo match these dimensions?


#9

Steve,

Both cases are for tank rounds. 76mm and 3 inch but they use the same shells as you can see on the headstamp ink marks. You can’t find a headstamp on the middle one because there is nothing. This case was ink stamped on the side in yellow.

Cartguy,

Can you post some pictures? It would make me a happy guy and maybe I can help you with identification.






#10

Cartguy,

You have a very special case. (Yes the “Skysweeper”!) I found some information in the TM 9-1300-203 manual.pages 37-39 Cartridges for 75-mm Gun Cannon M35 (T83E1) Again, please post some picrures!


#11

Western–Concerning the 76mm anodized steel case, wither it is for the Navy Mk-75 or for a tank will depend on the headstamp. While yours says it is a “76mm M26B1” (for a tank) mine is headstamped “76 MM/63 CAL” (for the Navy MK-75). Without knowing the headstamp on Steve’s case, it could be either.

So, Steve, what is the headstamp on your case?


#12

Ron,

The 76mm 62 CAL case has a 636mm lenght. The 90mm drill is for a caliber about 600mm lenght case. The 3IN MKII M2 B1 has a 585mm lenght.
the 76mm M26B1 has a 539mm lenght wich is much shorter compared with the 76/62 CAL. Besides the 76/62 CAL is a tapered case and the one Steve showed is a straight case like the 76mm M26B1.

Western


#13

Western–Thanks for the case length differences. I did not know that.


#14

Thanks guys!

Ok here goes on the anodized 76 mm case. Head stamp is stamped into case, not ink. 76mm-M26B1 LOT CLM-1-66 1954 also there is a square stamp at about 10 0’clock that has something in it but cant read it.

Steve

Same square as the one on yours Western.


#15

On the middle case once again no ink, here is what I can read so far. 119E1B1 LOT NOR-1 1953

I will try and clean this up some more

Steve


#16

I hope this comes out readable. I would highlight the headstamp with white but some of the paint markings go over the stampings, and I don’t want to mess them up. Sorry for the delay in posting these.


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#19

I don’t know why this isn’t working but I’ll try again.


#20

Cartguy,

Thanks very much for sharing these pictures. The headstamp is in best quality so you did great! I have no idea on the meaning of the yellow paint markings. Anybody can help? The faint white painting ends with 2.This could be the last of: CTG T50E2 ,but thats just a thought.