I got this from Col. Jarrett back in the salad days when he was still at APG and bringing home all the unwanted souvenirs. I have assume that this is a 75mm Erhardt for their field gun of the era but no proof. He said it was a German experimental round from pre WW1. Does anyone recognize this heavy fellow ?
75x 342 case dated 1901
Projectile has the thickest side walls of any nose fuzed HE which I have ever seen. The center cavity is not much more diameter than the fuze hole,only about 1/4 inch larger each side and straight to the bottom.
Rheinmetall logo near the top with large Os or Cs. Just above center 6,35 Ko
symbols on the side and bottom
Clearly fired into soft medium and recovered virtually undamaged. The lead shipping plug is undamaged and I doubt that it was fired .
Possibly a deep penetrating HE .