Just been out to a small local essex field with my six year old son and his kiddies metal detector. And found the last round in the photo. I have been to the field loads of times as it is the site of a hurricane crash in ww2. Some of our finds have puzzled me and today was no different. Over the past few months i have found the cartridges shown, none of which have been fired. Speaking to locals there has never been anything military based on the site.
The first .50cal round has the markings 4 T W, the second has F A 43, my question on these is, what else apart from aircraft would use these and would they just be "dropped".
The 303 rounds are all dated 1938 and originally i believed were from the crashed hurricane but they were found quite away from the rest of the wreckage and besides the hurricane was from a training unit and on a training flight.
Now for todays find. Sorry if i am wrong but i know little about head stamps but the last round is stamped P163 S* 7 35. I have looked on the head stamp thread and appears to be german but the 1935 date seems wrong and whats more puzzling is how did it get here.