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    Default Europe's Definition of a Blind Shell?

    To All Interested,
    will someone give me the European definition of a blind shell?
    See a British Blind shell below:
    Regards,
    John
    18 pdr Shell on Sabot6.jpg

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    the german term is "blind" to. As definition I would say: "inert filled or empty". But I also heard of german "blind" stamped examples which were unfuzed but they did contain explosive components.
    "Die Geschosse sollen, durch die Kraft der Pulvergase mit großer Geschwindigkeit aus dem Rohr geschleudert, am Ziel lebende Wesen außer Gefecht setzen oder Gebrauchsgegenstände des Gegners zerstören" [Pulkowski] -> Das sollte man nie vergessen

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    Thank you. Perhaps members from Belgium and Germany will also respond.
    Regards,
    John

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    Alpini actually is German.

    There are several countries in Europe which are using the term "BLIND" as a designator for INERT amunition.
    Those I do remember right now are:
    - Germany (pre 1945)
    - Switzerland
    - Denmark

    So, all components (!) marked "BLIND" in Europe are meant to be inert if all is done by the book.

    If I recall it right the US-Navy also used the term "BLIND" on inert practice projectiles as "BLIND & PLUGGED" (BL&P or BLP, I am unsure now but can't digg docs for hours).
    Last edited by x; 28.06.2014 at 12:06.
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    Thanks for your input 'X', I know Stefan is German, I shoujld have said "Also other german members.
    We had a Dalhgren shell in our Civil War that was termed 'blind' but mostly today we prefer the term"inert"
    All the Best.
    John

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