Argentine 20 mm Oerlikon Projectiles


#1

A small board made by a local collector showing three types of factory sectioned 20 mm Oerlikon projectiles made in Switzerland for Argentina in 1937-38.


#2

They did a nice job on the sectioning!

-Dave


#3

Great images, thank you for sharing!


#4

Hi Fede
Are the colors correct for Argentine 20 mm Oe of that time?
I remember a Swiss drawing of the red ones, but with blue body and black band.


#5

Hi Mathias, yes, these are correct, as the colors used in the Swiss Oerlikon drawings were not followed by Argentina. For example:

AP HE-T = Blue band + pointed tip (Swiss) vs. Green (Argentine)

HE SD* = Blue band (Swiss) vs. Yellow (Argentine)

HE-T SD = Black band (Swiss) vs. Red (Argentine)

Practice Tracer = Green band (Swiss) vs. Black (Argentine)

*It also has a small tracer element but this is not part of the Swiss designation.

Regards,

Fede


#6

Hi Fede

Thanks a lot for the clarification.