Italian 12,7mm explosive bullet


#1

Interesting that this was done in April 1938.

Happy collecting,

Peter


#2

Peter, you are posting great drawings, thank you very much!!

Ivo


#3

The Japanese copied these when they adopted the same 12.7x81SR Vickers export ammo for their Ho-103 aircraft gun (scaled-down Browning .50). They also developed their own fuzeless HE bullets using PETN under a thin metal nose cap, designed to detonate on impact without any safety mechanisms. They made them in calibres from 7.7mm to 20mm. Don’t drop one of those nose-first…