I was told long ago that in the last days of WW2 there was a 12GA HE projectile developed and supposedly made.
Issue was for the so called “Volkssturm” (something like a civilian defence force consisting of youngsters and elderlies).
The projectiles were supposed to be given to people who owned 12GA shotguns and regular cartridges were to be “cut open” on the top (shot removed) and the projectiles being inserted.
I am not sure about the anecdotal part of how it was to be used but such a projectile was developed as per some doc which mentioned it.
Anybody with better info on all this?
Do real specimen exist?
Are documents available?