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Are thes german WW2 mortar shellS?

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    Default Are thes german WW2 mortar shellS?

    Does anybody know what type of mortar shells these are. Many thanks in advance
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    They are British, most likely ww2.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    THanks for the quick response. Do you have a namer for these particular mortar shells (type?)

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    I think they are called the "2-Inch" mortar.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Quote by colletorww2 View Post
    I think they are called the "2-Inch" mortar.
    Thanks vegar! Alway nice to know what you found.

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    These are actually for the 3inch mortar not the 2inch,
    there are several slight variations depending where and when manufactured
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    Thanks for your reply and the cool picture. There is no doubt when seeing these pictures ( - ;

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    German mortar shells have several smaller charges to propell them. British ones have one large one

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    British 3inch mortars actually use 2,3 or 6 augmenting charges ,the strength of which depended upon wether short or long range,Initiated by the primary cartridge these are a made of a cellulose/thin plastic and look a bit like test tubes,in early models of 3inch mortar they were held in place by a simple elastic band,this was later replaced with a thin spring.
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