Unknown soviet 45x125


#1

Here is a photo of Soviet experimental 45x125. Unfortunantely no more data available to me.

Headstamp is OP7 67 147. So the specimen was manufactured in 1967. And manufacturer is FGUP Splav.


#2

Interesting. Judging by the relatively small size of the cartridge case, I assume that it was for an aircraft gun.


#3

If you select the highlighted 45x125 in Yuri’s post above it takes you to the ammo-collection forum (in Russian so I used an online translator) and a response to Yuri’s post on that forum indicates this round may have been an experimental cartridge for helicopter use but was never adopted.

Brian


#4

Yuri, this is an experimental aircraft cannon round that is designated AZ-45 (АЗ-45) but I don’t have more information.


#5

Thank you Fede!! Will search for information about AZ-45.