While reseracjin the Swedish rearmament I started to go into the Swedish Air force archives now and I have a question to the board:
The Swedish Air force bought 13.2mm guns and ammo from FN during the first months of 1940.
The thing that puzzles me are the use of “Övningspatron” - (Target?) Practice round.
Have anyone heard of something similar for 13.2mm ?
The “combat” rounds listed where AP and HE, but they did not list any standard Ball ammo ordered from FN (Belgum)
Could it be as simple as this is a “plain Jane” ball ammo?
Or could you produce a cheaper ammo?
There might also be some political reason, as “practice” ammo might been easier to transfer through Europe in early 1940?
And if I got it right the target practice ammo where the only 13.2 FN ammo to arrive in Sweden during 1940.
I found this photo of a 13,2 Övningspatron,
And a list of three rounds:
While the tracer round did not fit into that source (But the Tracer and Incendiary rounds where later delivered from Italy)
Any hints appreciated.
The only indication I got is that the 12,7mm ammo bought with the Fiat CR.42, contained 20% FMJ, 40 % AP and 40% HE
And that happens to be the same quota as used in the FN order, (but the 20% where labeled Practice rounds”)
Any Advice appreciated.