I am doing some research on Ehrhardt universal shells and data is quite hard to find. I found some good guidelines here (http://www.bulgarianartillery.it/Bul...eld%20guns.htm) but i would like to find out more about their designs and if possible ID a shell that i assume is an Ehrhardt universal shell.
First of all, as you may know the first successful models appeared in 1903 and were presented to a number of states, among which Romania was included. In 1911 Romanian artillery officers formulated a technical sheet with the necessities of the universal shell (mostly based on facts learned from the mod.1904 ammo for the 75mm Krupp gun) and sent them to the German factories. It is not known yet when this shell entered Romanian service but i assume 1914.
Not much is known about the shell and sources are confusing. In the Bulgarian Artillery link above they state some general data (number of bullets, weights,etc) and here (http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=110546) is stated that the fuze was Ehrhardt Doppel Zünder C/1905 but i cannot find any info in the Romanian literature. In a gun manual for the 75mm mod. 1904 Krupp gun from 1923 the universal shell is not mentioned anymore. Several shells have been found in Romania but they are not 100% identified. I will post some pictures with my specimen tomorrow. It is interesting to note that they have a press-fit adaptor and fuze, just like the Austro-Hungarian Gr.Schr. shells.
If anyone has drawings or pictures of such shells, please share. I`m interested in the fuze especially.