WW1 Artillery ammunition


#1

There are a number of good images of cartridge case manufacturing at the Washington Navy Yard during WW1 on this site, along with many on heavy gun manufacture, machine gun tests, etc. Most I had not seen before.
Here is one that appears to be a USN 3"/50 cartridge case draw set.
www.old-picture.com/american-legacy/012/Cartridge-Cases.htm


#2

John,

Great link!!!

Thanks for posting.

Brian


#3

I was lucky to be stationed at the Navy Yard for a short time during the Viet Nam War. They had 6 x 6 hunks of steel set up outside that showed what happened when a large caliber naval gun’s projectile hit it. Like a knife threw butter it went into 6,8 inches of steel.