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World War 1 88mm case

Article about: Hi all, My travelling salesman called round to my house with some new shells for me. One of them is a 1914 dated 88. It is made from steel with a brass base. The dimensions match the shells

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    Bert,

    i think your cases were of the FLAK unit in WW1. there were not part of the LW, but part of the Army. The German Army used the QA stamps as on your cases.
    Torch, the biggie is a 30,5 cm German WW1 naval case. the other is an 57mm AP post ww2 russian round.
    Thanks a lot, I never heard about FLAK in WWI, very nice, I've learned something new!!!

    Greetings from Belgium

    Bert

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    Quote by thekees View Post
    Bert,

    i think your cases were of the FLAK unit in WW1. there were not part of the LW, but part of the Army. The German Army used the QA stamps as on your cases.
    Torch, the biggie is a 30,5 cm German WW1 naval case. the other is an 57mm AP post ww2 russian round.

    But the FLAK 18 started his life in 1918....so why is one of the two cases dated 1917????

    Greetings again

    Bert

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    The "18" in FLAK18 was to confuse the allies after the versaille treatment. The design of the WW2 FLAK(18 and 36) was much later. However in 1917, when you see the old pics, the 8cm and 8,8 cm FLAK looked a lot like it. Besides, these guns came from the Navy side. They used it mucho longer. Check this website for a lot of info about german Navy guns:

    Germany Naval Guns

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