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chaz

today at Gommecourt

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todays query, found at Gommecourt, Im guessing with a pointed nose its amour piercing??

 

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ServiceRumDiluted

It is probably a ballistic nose for a streamlined long range shell, a conical nose that screws on to the tip of the shell.  A quick glance at 'notes on German shells' shows that most of these were in 15cm calibre.

 

 

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I have an example, which is 21cm long from tip to base and 9cm base diameter.20190311_181215.jpg.fe4fa21abe82afbe4371cc2d57973bfa.jpg

 

 

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chaz

SRD thanks, I would say nose is probably 10cm long. the join gap looks interesting as I would have thought it would be down tight. 

shush, still has part of driving band on

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