Imi thv


#1

Hi,

Does anybody know if Israeli Military Industries ever made a THV (TRÈS HAUTE VITESSE) cartridge in 45 ACP?

Thanks.

Heavyiron


#2

I don’t believe so. South Africa did use Israeli cases on occasion, and they also had some experimentation down there with THVs. That would be my first thought.


#3

The only South African ones I have seen are in PMP-headstamped cases - found with both nickel-cup and brass-cup primers. Jon is right though, that IMI brass shows up on some short run or experimental RSA rounds. I have never seen an IMI case loaded with THV type bullet though. A company in Italy has made various projectiles of the basic IMI type, including in .45, and I suppose they could be found loaded into any case that was available to the person loading it.


#4

If it’s the moly-coated .45acp THV bullet you mean, with the IMI case, that’s just South Africa using IMI cases. NGA did the same thing with the sentry rds for a short while. It’s not out of the question that some squirrley collector might have acquired those projectiles and just reloaded them in IMI brass though - who knows? Those particular .45 moly-coated THV projos were available through a guy from South Africa who was actually selling them on Ebay for a while last year. I picked up 12 of them - his Ebay name was “Groomsch” or something like that.


#5

Could somebody explain the meaning of THV please?


#6

Here’s a great link to start with that covers the THV bullet. The article was written by Anthony Williams:

quarry.nildram.co.uk/THV.htm

And here is a follow-up article that you may find interesting about S.Africa’s copy of the THV called the MONAD.

cqbservices.com/?page_id=10