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30x173mm Oerlikon

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    This is the round used in the American A-10 Warthog.
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    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Hi there,are you sure thats the original projectile? I was sure they were considerably longer than that...that projectile does look alot like a 30mm ADEN cannon round

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    Hi,you`re right,I found out it is an Aden projectile,so I made a dummy for my other case untill I can find a real one.
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    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    I used to collect just ordinance but decided to stick to WW2 so sold off alot of modern rounds I had...these arent pics of my old rounds but good examples for you too be able to spin a close one up

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    Thought i'd drop a pic of me with a WW2 460mm Yamato class battleship armour piercing projectile

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    Very cool GAU8 round- the A10 has always been one of my most favourite airplanes

    Something's wrong with that attachment Torch- do please fix it as I'd LOVE to see the big guy...
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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    Not sure what I did there....Click image for larger version. 

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