Argentine 3.7cm Flak (37x265B)


#1

This headstamp belongs to an Argentine 37x265B contract case made for the navy infantry 3.7cm Flak 37 cannons. Special markings indicates: “Armada Argentina” (AR) and “Arsenal de Artillería de Marina de Zárate” (ZR). Also, there are three partially visible reloading marks between 9 and 12 o’clock.


#2

Great image and info!

Are there images of the complete rounds available?


#3

No pictures right now, but it was loaded with an explosive tracer projectile painted red and white. Here is the drawing:


#4

I recently sold a case with very similar markings and I believe the same lot number. However, the one I had only had the German Polte markings. Were all of these made for foreign contracts or were some used in Germany?


#5

The AR and ZR were certainly not for German service. Those with regular markings were for the Wehrmacht.


#6

Thanks EOD. My case had only German markings.