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#4055 03/23/2009 02:25 PM
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I found this @ the local flea hop. Stamped "Lot AMP 20MM M99 1-12-1944".It's about 3"X1". Thanks in advance.









maybe a suppository for AH? Wink


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#4056 03/23/2009 02:34 PM
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us ww ii 2o mm projectile,,anti-aircraft munition

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Thanks Rob Cool
Not too bad for a buck
Would there have been TNT inside?
Now that you mention it, I have a 20MM-MK2 cartridge dated 1943,
I was thinking of turning it into a dagger handle...(not now!)
It fits perfectly! D@MN! WHAT A BULLET! Eek

#4058 03/24/2009 06:05 PM
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Eek Copper, brass, steel, aluminum, no primer, no POWder. Frown
I'm guessing the brass band is for drag?



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hi,,,the explosive would have been in the hollow cavity of the projectile,and the band is a driving band,to mate and mesh with the lands of the barrel for greater rotational stability,,here is a text book description of the driving or rotation band: A rotating band is a metal or plastic band that serves to engage the rifling on the gun and trap propellant gases at the rear of the projectile. Engaging the rifling imparts a spin on the projectile, and the spin stabilizes the projectile while it is in flight. Rotating bands may be made out of many different materials including brass, copper, iron, and plastic. There are many different designs of rotating bands: Some are solid, and some have grooves.Some projectiles have multiple driving bands....hope this helps...Robert

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I knew that YOU would know. Cool
Thanks for the enlightening 411 Robert.
Pauli


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