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From which gun did this casing come from? (88mm)

Article about: I've had this casing in my little collection for a while, always believing that it belonged to a FLAK 88, but somehow the casing seemed too long... Because a FLAK 88 shell was 88 × 571 mm, a

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    Default From which gun did this casing come from? (88mm)

    I've had this casing in my little collection for a while, always believing that it belonged to a FLAK 88, but somehow the casing seemed too long... Because a FLAK 88 shell was 88 × 571 mm, and mine is around 850mm long.

    So it could belong to the PAK 43, but why is it marked FLAK 41? 40mm is for scale.

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    It also has a Waffenambt stamp which is hard to see on the picture, could it's code be any help?

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    Check out this site,go right down near the bottom of the page.....Pete...........8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37/41 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    That's a nice one; you just need to trust the marking- it is a cartridge from an 8,8cm Flak 41 gun As you can see in the article, very few were produced compared to the usual 8,8cm Flak 18/36.
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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    Wow, i feel stupid for missing that small piece of text... Thanks for the info! So i reckon that these are not very common casings?

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    Nope, not common at all. I've seen a few, but nowhere near as many of the 18/36 and 43 types. But that being said, they're not nearly so sought after for the same reason- people want the classic '88' and the big 43 because it was a Panzer/ Panzerjäger gun; the Flak 41 is an oddball.
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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