German 76mm communication round


#1

I was at West Point Museum and couldn’t remember if I posted this object at the forum, so excuse me if I’ve done this before, but here it is.


#2

Great idea. Unless you happen to be on the ground and are hit by the message container or the dying projectile. Ouch!


#3

Perhaps this is the origin of the phrase “incoming mail.” Jack


#4

Actually the caliber is 76mm and it is a mortar round.


#5

7.62cm Minenwerfer (LMW or translated as light mine launcher); message projectile, type Nora.


#6

Incredibly awesome! That is the first time I have heard of this (pun intended). I doubt there are too many inert examples in collections. Thanks for posting this, Vlad.

J


#7

I believe the British had something quite similar. Perhaps in as big as these but a bullet-message none the less.


#8

This is very cool, never heard of it. Very high geewhiz factor.