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Title 20 mm cannon shell
Nationality German
Period 1944

This is the classic German Flak shell, as used on the Flak Vierling (four-barrelled Flak cannon). It is dated 1944 and is maker coded 'aux'.

The case is the belted variety, made of iron with a bronze lacquer, now somewhat faded and tarnished, but largely intact. The head has an aluminium contact fuse, which unscrews to reveal the cavity within the shell head for the high explosive charge.

The shell head itself possesses 85%+ original paintwork, with manufacturer's details both impressed and painted on it. An interesting and unusual piece for the artillery shell collector. It is 20.5 cms (8.25 inches) long.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Firearms : Cannons : Third Reich : Wehrmacht]


Delighted, absolutely delighted! Thank you very much.

W B, UK, 06.10.2011

Just to let you know that the bayonet arrived safely this morning by Royal Mail. I am delighted with it and it will be put to very good use at some forthcoming events.

A F, UK, 23.05.2009