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Flak 18 88mm Shell

Article about: This is my most recent addition to my collection. This isn't my collecting area in fact, but everyone needs an 88 right! It's an unfired projectile, I believe it's a Flak 18 anti tank or mat

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    This is my most recent addition to my collection. This isn't my collecting area in fact, but everyone needs an 88 right! It's an unfired projectile, I believe it's a Flak 18 anti tank or material round, I think it has a very short delay on the fuze, but not sure. It also has a Steel casing, which are less common than brass ones.
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    Nice item !

    It's an HE shell with what looks to be an AZ23/28 percussion fuze - the slotted screw changes it from superquick ( 'M' ) to delay ( 'V' ).

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    Thanks for the info on the delay and fuze thing, I wasn't too sure so you've helped me now, does the 0.15 after the V show the amount of delay?

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    I think so.....although according to the US Tech Manual for the 88, the actual delay was 0.11 secs.....

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    Right ok, never knew that, was that so when it penetrated it didn't go off straight away, and went off inside a building, or tank?

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    Yes - just a fraction of a second to allow for penetration of a wall etc. The instantaneous 'superquick' setting produced the much-feared 'treebursts' used in the Ardennes & other forested areas.

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    Wow! That's some amazing history, and very clever German engineering. I got it for a good price and very happy with it, I previously thought it was AA round, but I'm so much happier it's AT/Anti Material etc

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    very nice buy.

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    Cheers Harry, I'm happy with it, popped it next to mah Lugerrrrr for the moment, looks good, here's a pic (I know it isn't in a cabinet, getting one soon )
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    Another nice purchase and great info from Martin !
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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