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What kind of capping is it?

Discussion in 'Other Militaria' started by Viktor, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. Viktor

    Viktor New Member

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    Hello everybody.
    Who knows what the capping is from? It was found in Saint-Petersburg (Russia) in a loft of an old military stock. There is the marking "Tank MK VI". But that is the English tank. There is also the marking "for American universal cannon" in Russian language. I don't understant exactly...
    May you help me to find out what kind for what ammunition it was made? Or give me please a refer to the site about that theme.
    Thank you
     

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    The British MkVI tank of 1918 never got past the mock up stage (it was intended for use by the American army) but MkV tanks did reach Petrograd in 1918/19 at least one with a British crew supporting Baltic state forces penetrating further than any German tank did in Leningrad in 1941/43. Numbers of British MkVs fell into Soviet hands during the Civil War/Intervention in 1919/20 and formed the first Soviet heavy tank units.
     
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    "5" - 38 cal." is a USN gun. The Old BBs had them. (Don't say 5" -.38 cal., I'll come over there and hurt you.)
     
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    I was going to say it looks like the handling case for the cartridge(propellant charge) for a 5-inch 38 caliber gun.

    The US supplied the Soviet Union with at least 150 power mounts during WW2. So it is probably not very common in Russia.
     
  5. Viktor

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    Thank for everybody. It was it 5"/38 caliber gun - Wikipedia .
    It is really strange to find the thing like that in Russia :) If it was a German capping I would not be surprised. But it is a really rare
     

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