Davy Crockett Spotting Cases


#1

While the 20mm and 37mm cases have been shown on a recent thread, I thought it might be interesting to see them side by side to show the difference in size. (And I’m happy to have the 20mm as a new addition…)

Note the 37mm XM446E2 here has no “Zone” indication.

The 20mm XM101 was fired from the spotting rifle (XM-69?) mounted to the 120mm XM28 recoilless gun. The 37mm was used in the XM77 spotting gun (which I believe was smooth bored) mounted to the 155mm XM29 recoilless gun. Both recoilless guns were designed to launch the same nuclear projectile to a range of about 1.5 and 2.5 miles respectively.

Pete deCoux was kind enough to show some interesting 20mm variations in the above mentioned thread viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16897 and Zac (cartguy) showed an XM446E2 37mm Zone II. Any other variations out there?

Dave


#2

It looks like it found a deserving home! ;)

-WRM


#3

Dave, thanks a lot for sharing!


#4

Thanks for posting pics. I have never seen one of the 20mm before. I did not realize the size difference before you posted the picture. Looks like I need to find me a 20mm to go with my 37mm.
Zac


#5

Dave, your 37mm XM 446E2 is a zone II case. Actually the screwd in plug is. The zone I has the XM 415E7 plug. Besides that you can recognise the zone I by the groove.


#6

Western,

Very interesting. Thank you for that information. I assume, based on the lot numbers on Zac’s and my cases, that the addition of the zone to the headstamp was done after production started.

Dave