So i have started looking into the different non Swedish ammunition found in the Swedish 1948 air force ammunition manual, named “Flygvapnets eldvapenammunition, fastställd 1948”. Currently i’m looking into an armor piercing incendiary shell designated pansarbrandgranat (pbrandgr) m/46. Due to this designation, m/46, it indicates it being adopted along the 20 mm Hispano mk.II which got the designation 20 mm automatkanon (akan) m/46 in Sweden, which in turn makes me think it is of British origin.
It looks like this:
It has a round blunt tip and is painted red with a small white tip. It is constructed like an armor piercing high explosive shell (APHE) with a hardened shell which contains the incendiary load. This is unlike common API-shells which has a hardened steel-core surrounded by the incendiary load.
I wonder if anyone here knows what shell this is (original name of it) and were i can find data on it?