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  1. #1
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    Default special ammunition for BK 3,7?

    I know that the BK 3,7 used Hartkern shot against tanks, but I recently noticed in Musgrave's book a statement that the cartridge case was modified over the usual Flak 18/36/37: it was 268 mm long and had a greater body diameter. Is this true?
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    Hello Tony,

    The original BK 3,7 used the FlaK 18/36/37 round.
    Several types of projectile, including: Hartkern, Minen-Pz, Minen, Spreng and their Üb's were developed/used.
    The casing, though, seems to have been modified into using a single crimping groove for "BK" use.

    There is a 37 x 268 casing, but that, in all probability, was part of a further development/"Versuch".

    Best regards, Menno.
    Flogging will continue untill morale improves

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    Thanks Menno!
    Military gun and ammunition website: http://www.quarryhs.co.uk

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