Hello all! I was hoping some of you could help me ID this round. Has the look of a US 155mm howitzer round, but I've never seen one with a steel windscreen over the fuze well. Also, most US artillery have one rotating band, where this one has two.
From the web research I have done, it appears to be a ww2 German armor piercing naval round for the 5.9cm gun. Unfortunately, I cannot find any pictures close or clear enough to be able to tell.
Fun fact: This round was found in a scrapyard where I am friends with the co-owner. He knew I was interested in such items, as I was an ammo tech with the Marines and dealt with large rounds almost daily. (It's inert, there is a hole in the nose cap that you can see into the round cavity). Any help and or guidance is greatly appreciated. The ultimate end for this round is for it be correctly ID'd, restored, and displayed in the man cave.