Rheinmetall Defense 2016


It’s just a bit too big for me to upload directly to IAA.

Was trying to find info on OE headstamp, took me to Rheinmetall


Jestertoo, what is the headstamp, can you show? Normally the case is not made by Oerlikon as they have subcontractors for this.

Oerlikon was bought by Rheinmetall several years ago.

Sorry I don’t have a picture, but here is how I wrote it down

12oclock, 055
4 oclock 03
8oclock OE

A bit of additional information concerning Rheinmetall & Oerlikon, from the Rheinmetall Defense website-

RWM Schweiz AG

RWM Schweiz AG (former Oerlikon Contraves Pyrotec AG) specialises in the development and manufacture of medium calibre ammunition for land, air and naval applications, including antiaircraft rounds.

Its product range extends from conventional full-calibre and practice ammunition right through to intelligent munitions with programmable fuses. The RWM Schweiz array of products thus covers the full range of current and future threat scenarios.

Furthermore, strategic cooperation with Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH means that the company’s product portfolio is complemented by medium calibre cannons and weapon systems.

The company, which has plants in Zurich and Altdorf in Switzerland, also maintains a test centre at Ochsenboden, equipped with firing ranges and proving grounds as well as the technical infrastructure necessary for testing ammunition, weapons and complete systems.

Systems & Products

The RWM Schweiz range of products and services encompasses:

•Medium Calibre Ammunition
•Test and Evaluation