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23X152mm HE Drill Round + AP projectile

Article about: Since i really enjoyed collecting 20X138B rounds. I thought once i was running out variations to collect id would jump over to a new AA/Small cannon round. These post war 23X152mm rounds see

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    Default 23X152mm HE Drill Round + AP projectile

    Since i really enjoyed collecting 20X138B rounds. I thought once i was running out variations to collect id would jump over to a new AA/Small cannon round.

    These post war 23X152mm rounds seem quite the good supplement!

    Here i have a Hungarian HE Drill round (HE rounds known as OFZ) made in 1971 with markings on projectile body and fuze, and the base of the shell is just a screw. Plus a AP projectile (AP known as a BZT) with no markings.

    I have included a photo of my new rounds next to my 20X138B round and a .303 bullet. Just to show a size comparison.

    Keep an eye out since this is probably the start of more 23mms to come!

    23X152mm HE Drill Round + AP projectile
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    23X152mm HE Drill Round + AP projectile

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    Very nice! How and where were these shells used? Mainly anti-aircraft guns, or where they used in aircraft as well?

    B.B.
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    Quite interestingly I have learnt. The IL-2 Shturmovik used a cannon know as the Volkov-Yartsev VYa-23 which fired BRASS 23X152mm casings.

    Post war the Soviets/Warsaw Pact mainly used the 23X152mm cartridge in the ZU-23 series of Anti aircraft guns. They fired STEEL casings. Like above sorta.

    These Brass and steel rounds are not interchangeable. The IL-2 cannot fire Steel rounds and the ZU-23 can’t fire Brass rounds.

    So there still is some variations in material like my 20X138B rounds!

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