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#41 DougRichards

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 0516 AM

 

 

I do not recall any other combatant armed force using canister in WW2...

Soviets had it available in all calibers - 37, 45, 57, 76, 85, 100mm and used it relatively often (about 1/10th as much as HE for 45mm). 76mm after 1941. switched to 10m fused shrapnel instead since canister did not agree with a muzzle break on ZiS-3.

Even post war they developed canister for 115 and 125mm tank guns.

 

 

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 0549 AM

"but 2-pdr production increased as well, to 16,830, this after it was long realized the gun had only marginal utility."

That's certainly correct with regard to German tanks but what about the Italian ones? And then there was the war with Japan. Did the British use the 2pdr as a mini field gun like the Americans used the 37mm with canister?

 

And the Japanese and the various training establishments including the Indian Army.


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Posted 22 December 2018 - 0620 AM

 

Thank you for that

 

IIRC, Japanese also had it for some of their guns, but that might be a confusion for a shrapnel.


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Posted 22 December 2018 - 0705 AM

I don't doubt the US 37mm canister and HE could have been adapted for the 2pdr, pure bloody minded stupidity.

 

It was, you take a US 37mm M2 canister mate it to a 2 pounder cartridge case loaded with 6oz. cordite and get a 2 pdr canister round, good out to 150 yards. Stocks of ammunition were converted early 1943 and supposed to be a temporary solution until a purpose made 2pdr case shot could be manufactured.


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 0330 AM

 

 

Thank you for that

 

IIRC, Japanese also had it for some of their guns, but that might be a confusion for a shrapnel.

 

 

There doesn't seem to be a canister type listed for any of the Japanese guns. Most of the field guns, cavalry guns, and heavy artillery had shrapnel types in the 75mm, 105mm, and 150mm sizes while smaller infantry guns like 37mm, 47mm, and very short barrel 75mm don't have shrapnel listed.


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