A piece of WWII History

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A piece of WWII History

Post by Camillus » Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:20 am

I received this item from a friend whose Father was a sailor on the USS Lindsey in WWII.
75 caliber anti aircraft shell dated 1942.

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Re: A piece of WWII History

Post by tongueriver » Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:38 am

That is very nice! Makes a .50 BMG look like a .22 short. My father made a brazed-up theatre coal scuttle ashtray out of one of these in 1944, but it has disappeared. Thanks for showing that bad boy.

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Re: A piece of WWII History

Post by kootenay joe » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:04 pm

What is the overall length of shell & diameter of casing ?
Is it live ?
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Re: A piece of WWII History

Post by Camillus » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:40 pm

Not a live round, but as close as it could be if you added powder and a primer.
It is 11 1/4’’ tall
Diameter is 1 1/2’’
7000 yard maximum range (over 3 miles)

These rounds were very affective in taking down enemy aircraft

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Re: A piece of WWII History

Post by Delmar Morgan » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:35 pm

Some where in my brother's WW II collection he has a 105 howitzer practice round.

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Re: A piece of WWII History

Post by Colonel26 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:53 pm

That is as cool as it gets! Wow!
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