Please Help to ID Artillery shell


#1

Hi all,

Can you please help me to identify from what canon / tank this was fired:
Length: 33 1/4 inch - 855mm
Open end Dia,: 5 1/2 inch - 140mm (could be flared a bit)

It originates from the 1980’s during the South African border war (Namibia/Angola)

Regards
Jot
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#2

Jot,

Knowing the rim diameter and a picture of the headstamp may help in identifying the case.

Brian


#3

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#4

Jot,

The headstamp is Cyrillic so this is possibly a Russian 130 mm towed field gun M-46 casing.
Listed case dimensions are 130x845mm, rim diameter = 185mm, true inside mouth diameter = 141mm.

Brian


#5

Hi Brian,

Thank you for the info - much appreciated!

Jot