Unknown projectiles (?)


#1

Does anybody here knows anything about these items?
On the NVBMB forum nobody knows, so maybe anybody in the rest of the world?
Length: 14 cm
Diam. 18 mm
Tip alu / copper
Tip weight about 4,45 grams
Inside a kind of 'rubber’
Total weight about 30 gram.
All is made of thin plate steel
At the bottom: ‘Made in West Germany’

Grtz
Jaco


#2

Jaco; What is it about these that makes you believe that they have something to do with ammunition?


#3

We don’t know…just a feeling


#4

Hi guys…these look like line gun projectiles used by naval forces to shoot a line from ship to ship.


#5

Everything is possible? Do you have an example of a live round or weapon?
Grtz,
Jaco


#6

The Blue Paint is typical of all Nato Ordnance articles used for “PRAC” (Practice). Blue does not mean “Inert”, because even PRAC articles may contain a smoke or sound charge for effect. And given the construction, they look like some kind of Projectile of some Purpose ( whether Ordnance, Line-throwing, or Flare, I don’t know.)

Doc AV


#7

I have seen these and they are not ammunition, inside is rubber and it smells like glue.


#8

Although there is some external similarity to the buoyant line throwing projectiles these are almost certainly NOT line throwing related.

Possibly some sort of sub caliber practice munition, but I am leaning more to non-ordnance origin. Perhaps some sort of shock absorbing or coupling item maybe related to transportation industry- stackable containership connections, railway, heavy trucks? Only a guess, but not everything that looks like ordnance is.