Medium caliber blank ctge


#1

I am novice in artillery.
Therefore I didn’t know some 20 mm shells were loaded with cardboard projectile for blank use.
Here is a 20 mm blank model S Oerlikon projectile dated 1935.
The cardboard enveloppe is filled with a mixture of powder and lead shot.
Common or not ?
JP


#2

[quote=“jeanpierre”]I am novice in artillery.
Therefore I didn’t know some 20 mm shells were loaded with cardboard projectile for blank use.
Here is a 20 mm blank model S Oerlikon projectile dated 1935.
The cardboard enveloppe is filled with a mixture of powder and lead shot.
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I seem to recall that similar bullets came to Spain during the civil war loaded in 20 x 138B cartridges, for the 2 cm Flak guns used by the Legion Condor.


#3

JP, this hardware is hard to find.


#4

thanks
jp


#5

This bullet is also for a 20 mm round
But the enveloppe is totally different because it is made of rolled paper.
and I don’t know for which 20 mm it is .
dated from 1939
JP


#6

And this one is a French trial in 1939
It is for 20 mm type 9 and 20 mm type 404
jp