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November 25, 2006

Okay, let's have a two-fer.

It's Saturday, hardly anyone visits anyway... except for you hard core types!

Okay - Whatziss? There are a few of you who have a real chance at this one.

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Now, on this one, I'm just being flat mean.

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Anyone who gets this one is a real geek brainiac when it comes to their militaria.
It *is* an ordnance item.

Comments on Okay, let's have a two-fer.
Trias briefed on November 25, 2006 01:53 PM

1) Uhm spent ammo?

2) Er those explosives suicide homocide Mozzies use. You know pop them in the jacket wire em up and Bob's your Auntie with a busfull of Joos.

J.M. Heinrichs briefed on November 25, 2006 01:57 PM

2. Similar to:
Screw, Retaining, Intermediate, Firing Pin, Withdrawl Lever Shaft.

Cheers

John of Argghhh! briefed on November 25, 2006 03:16 PM

And you, John, were the one I picked with the best chance of getting the first ones.

If I didn't know what the second ones were, I'd have to *really* dig in the ammo books to figure them out.

Ooops. That's a hint.

In sense, so's the first comment.

Rivrdog briefed on November 25, 2006 06:30 PM

1. Rifle grenade rounds?
2. Haven't a clue, but maybe an arty fuze of some sort.

Were-Kitten briefed on November 25, 2006 09:05 PM

John,
First one is a bullet. GENIUS... I know.
I'm screwed on the second one.
(well, it does look like a screw, ya know)

John S. briefed on November 25, 2006 09:17 PM

Top- Maybe a pin used in attaching the Traversing and Elevation (T&E) mechanism on the tripod to the gun?

J.M. Heinrichs briefed on November 25, 2006 11:21 PM

Okay .....
The upper photo is of two primer tubes or cartridges, used to fire BL (Breech Loading) guns such as the 155mm GH. These guns use bag charges vice cartridge cases; the breech block has a primer chamber holding one of these, firing it ignites the ignitor of the first charge bag thus firing the gun. The 120mm gun on the Chieftain and Challenger uses the same system.

Cheers

John of Argghhh! briefed on November 26, 2006 09:40 AM

And John gets it right. Primers for the 120mm Brit tank gun. These particular I believe were fired in a Chieftan.

The second set were just me being mean. Those are the tracer loads for 40mm Bofors rounds.

Hell, I didn't know until I was told, and then had to dig to find a manual to confirm it.