ID 75m/m Projectile


#1

Can anyone ID the 75m/m projectile shown? I’m wondering where it was made, and for what gun.

I picked up the one shown, it’s big brother, which looks identical but is a 120mm. I also got the dad, which is a 150mm. All three came with just shipping plugs. I am also curious what fuzes would go with them.

I could only get one picture to stay in the post, so please look down to the next reply for the profile.

Thanks!


#2


#3

Hi Dave,

It was manufactured by Providence Engineering Works, Providence, Rhode Island. In 1915, this company signed several contracts with a British agent for the manufacture of 70, 75, 120 mm and 150 mm shells for the Serbian government, that had a wide range of Schneider-Canet and Schneider-Creusot guns in these calibers.

Please, can you post pictures of the other examples?

Regards,

Fede


#4

Hey Fede,

You always amaze me with the information that you come up with. Below is the entire family f projectiles per your request.

Would you happen to know what fuze was used with these rounds?

Are they a bag gun, or were there cases that went with these rounds? They have such a short distance between the base and driving band (especially the 120mm) that they look better suited for a bag gun.

Thanks again!
Dave


#5

Dak21,

WOW!!! Exceptionally NICE projectiles!!! Thank you for posting.

If possible could you please take good quality close up photos of markings on each shell and a reasonably close separate photos of the 120mm & 150mm and photos of the shipping plugs. I know this is asking a lot but these are such high (museum) quality projectiles they are worth of a good photographic record.

Thanks,

Brian