Strange 14.5x115mm cartridge


#1

The incredible thread on 14.5mm ammunition in Libya and the blue painted bullets caused me to remember several photos that a friend sent me of a unique bullet, so I thought I would post them and see if y’all could tell me anything more about the bullet and manufacturer of the cartridge. He included a standard API round on the left for comparison; the strange cartridge is on the right in these photos and closeup. The headstamp appears to be arabic, with a “70” at the 6 oclock, 3xarabic characters at the 10:30 position and two arabic characters (first sort of looks like a capital T, second like a V.) Case is brass he said. Thank you very much.




#2

I can’t see the headstamp clearly, but it is almost surely Egyptian. If an original load, looks like some type of practice round.


#3

Could it be something a shooter in the USA has had made so they can shoot a PTRD in an area that prohibits AP or Incendiary projectiles?


#4

That brass bullet is one that was loaded by Big Sky Surplus in the US. As mentioned it was used to replace the original API bullet.

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