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Schwere Granatwerfer 34 restoration project

Article about: Outstanding. It looks like the lifting charges are simply shotgun shell based. Are they blanks of some sort?

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    Looks fantastic, great work.
    That is an awesome display piece.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

  2. #22
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    Wow. Thanks for the nice replys guys
    Im glad you liked it. I dont think there are too many of these in private collections.
    I have read somewhere, that German mortars are the weapon that caused the most allied casualties, in ground to ground co mbat during the war. I do not remember the source to this statement, so it must be regarded as a unconfirmed rumor as of now.
    Anyway, its a very nice display object, and I really appreciate your comments

    Cheers
    Björn
    Last edited by Bjørn; 10-07-2011 at 08:16 PM.

  3. #23

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    Once again, nice work.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thanks Ade.
    Very kind of you to comment

    Cheers
    Björn

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    Very Nice....BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    fantastic! congratulations!

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    Thanks for your kind comments guys

    I have a small update here now. I have just completed the grenade box, with three early/prewar zink boxes for the additional lift-charges, or Zusatzladungen.





    These boxes contained the donut-shaped extra charges, that was designed to be mounted around the tail, just before the tail fins for additional range of the mortar grenades. Each box contained three extra charges, and when all three charges was placed on the grenade, it gave the mortar a effective range up to 2100-2200 meters. Quite impressive range, really.

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    Later in the war, these zink boxes was replaced by bakelite boxes.
    These boxes are quite rare, with the paper-labels still intact.
    As you can see, the boxes and labels are a little bit dirty. These three boxes are ground dug from a bunker position around the Demjansk pocket, and are incredibly well preserved and highly collectible. They fit very well into the original holders in the grenade box.











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    Here are the last two pictures of the complete "suitcase" with deactivated Würfgranaten and Zusatzladungen/Teilkartuschen.











    Hope you like the pictures

    Cheers
    Björn

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    Very cool, now what are you going to do with it?

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