DEACTIVATED INERT.WW2 British Unfired 15mm BESA (15x104) Mark 1 Armour Piercing Tank Machine Gun Round. Sn O 1157 - O 1157
DEACTIVATED INERT. This is a WW2 British unfired 15mm BESA machine gun armour piercing round used in 15mm machine gun fitted to the Light Tank Mk VIC and the Humber Armoured Car Marks I – III. The bullet is boat tailed with a gilding metal envelope with a lead/antimony tip filler and hard steel core. It has two narrow driving bands formed in the envelope. Bullet weight was 1160 grains and the propellant charge was 370 grains of nitro-cellulose powder. The gun was developed from the Czechoslovak ZB vz 60 air-cooled machine gun and was fed by 25-round belts. These 2 rounds have the headstamp GB (Greenwood and Batley) 41 (1941 date) W1Z (Armour piercing Mark 1 smokeless) and GB (Greenwood and Batley) 42(1942 date) W1Z (Armour piercing Mark 1 smokeless). Two rounds are available. No licence is required to possess these inert rounds in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn O 1157
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