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Help in figuring out this shell I picked up today. WW 1 or WW 2? Country?

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    Default Help in figuring out this shell I picked up today. WW 1 or WW 2? Country?

    Picked this up today along with a WW 1 75mm shell. Put I have no idea what it is for and what country or era?
    The inside has a waffle pattern to it. Painted yellow. Bottom is copper.
    Any help would be great.
    Thanks again guys.
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    WOW! I must have finally stumped you guys? I spent 2 hours going through every reference book I had and spent another 3 hours on the web trying to find something close and couldn't. Maybe someone could direct me to a good site that might have some info?
    Thanks.

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    Looks like a sub-munition or Bomblet, but having scrolled through search engines I cant find one exactly the same.
    It has a shaped charge for armour penetration and is notched for fragmentation. It has also been demilled with a torch cut. Sorry I cant be more help.
    Cheers
    Gary

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    Thanks for your input. The second part is what I had deduced. I did get it from a dealer that I also got a WW 1 American 75mm shell from. He doesnt specialize in military but said he got them from the same person. I was leading towards W W 1 but maybe not?
    Thanks though.

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    I don't think that shape charges were used till the 1940's.
    Gary

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    This may be a red herring, but the yellow colour looks identical to that used on WWII RAF practice bombs and munitions.....

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    HMMM? Some more places to check into. I haven't been able to find any showing a shape charge as of yet.
    At least ones that have a picture. Guys got any places for me to look on the web?

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    Its a BLU97 bomblet.

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    Thanks! You guys always come through! I even emailed my cousins husband (he is 30 year US Army ordinance) and he didnt recognize it.

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