Info about 37mm case


#1

i have a short 37mm case as like the US WW1 37mm case but it is marked with WW11 markings like MK ect… i do not have it to take a picture as i am in TX for the next three weeks. any info about the use and projectile types used in it would be great. joe gate CWO4 RT


#2

37x145r was used in m4 cannon.


#3

If it’s similar to a short WW1 case then I assume that’s a 37x94R Hotchkiss type, as used in the M1916 trench gun.

This ammo was I believe used in sub-calibre training systems for some decades after it went out of front-line service.


#4

any idea what the projectile type was ? it came with and WW1 style APHE base fuze projectile. any pictures would be great. no paint on the projectile so i would like to repaint. joe gatz


#5

thanks M4 , interesting. the projectile it came with was a WW1 APHE with no base fuze and no paint. would like to repaint if correct projectile. thanks again. joe gatz


#6

37x145r
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#7

Best thread on 37mm US ammo WW1 and 2

Specifically this picture:
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#8

looks like to got the sub cal round MKII, , projectile looks the same also. any idea what color or if the projectile was painted. do have a few of the M16 and M17 37mm rounds and the M4 aircraft rounds. at the time i am trying to clean up and paint the items that need it done. no heavy cleaning. i collect WW1 and WW11 items, a few of the newer aircraft rounds, i.e. A10 30mm. think that the US A10 cannon is one of the best designs for anti armor. i wonder if any country has made a VT fuzed 30mm. would think the way electronics are so small it could be done. joe gatz CWO4 RT


#9

i wonder if any country has made a VT fuzed 30mm. would think the way electronics are so small it could be done

Not to my knowledge. I suspect that the problem is not so much miniaturising the fuze as the lack of effectiveness of a small 30mm shell exploding several feet away from the target. It’s usually much better to get the shells to penetrate the target before exploding inside it.