Cartridge and Clip [Lancaster Machine Gun]

Great Britain. Royal Air Force, Attributed to


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Maker and Role
Great Britain. Royal Air Force, Attributed to
Description
Lancaster machine gun clip and 4 cartridges. Metal clip with 3 rows of circular brackets. The brackets are "woven" together and hold 4 cartridges with pointed tips. There is a ridge around the bottom. The cartridges are painted copper with a coloured tip.

TYPES OF AMMUNITION USED IN THE .50 INCH BROWNING MACHINE GUNS ON THE LANCASTER BOMBER:
AMMUNITION IDENTIFICATION:
TYPE: Ball; TIP: Brown or plain; CONSTRUCTION: Mild steel core, lead alloy tip; COLOUR: Copper or grey gilded metal envelope
TYPE: Armour piercing; TIP: Black; CONSTRUCTION: Core of armour piercing steel; COLOUR: Copper or grey gilded metal envelope
TYPE: Tracer; TIP COLOUR: Red; CONSTRUCTION: Lead alloy tip with igniter and priming composition in behind the tracer; COLOUR: Copper or grey gilded metal envelope
TYPE: Incendiary; TIP: Blue; CONSTRUCTION: Core filled with inflammatory composition; COLOUR: Copper or grey gilded metal envelope
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Metal/Copper
Signature/Marks and Type
JFC Engraved
FNB 91 50 Engraved
Accession No
2004.14
Credit Line
Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Cartridge and Clip [Lancaster Machine Gun], 2004.14. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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