The shell case is cylindrical. It is 76 mm in diameter where the shell ordinance is loaded. The shell case is probably copper. The casing has a dark brown patina. There is some oxidisation or staining on the inside of the empty shell casing. There is a firing zone in the centre of the base of the shell. The flange around the base of the shell extends about 5 mm from the side of the shell casing. The ordinance end has a 60 mm collar which is narrower than the rest of the casing.
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This is a 76mm shell case from an M-41 tank. It is 76mm on diameter where the shell ordinance is load. It is likely to be made of copper.
Altogether, 1082 M-41 tanks were built by the Cadillac division of General Motors at the Cleveland, Ohio, Tank Plant. The M-41 was named the Walker Bull dog in 1951 to honour General W.W. Walker, who was killed in a jeep accident in Korea that year.
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
AMMLOT IOP, 2-1-X / CTG AP-T M3?9 / FOR GUNS M32 AND T124 Printed
76MM M88B1 / NOR-5-1 1961 Impressed
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