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INERT DEACTIVATED, WW2 1941 British Service No.68 AT (Anti Tank) AP Armour Pierc INERT DEACTIVATED, WW2 1941 British Service No.68 AT (Anti Tank) AP Armour Pierc
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INERT DEACTIVATED, WW2 1941 British Service No.68 AT (Anti Tank) AP Armour Pierc INERT DEACTIVATED, WW2 1941 British Service No.68 AT (Anti Tank) AP Armour Pierc

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Cheshire, North WestPublished 3 Years ago
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CategoryAccessories
ConditionUsed
Sale typeTrade
Manufactured Year1941
MakeINERT DEACTIVATED, WW2 1941 British Service No.68 AT (Anti Tank) AP Armour Pierc
ModelINERT DEACTIVATED, WW2 1941 British Service No.68 AT (Anti Tank) AP Armour Pierc
Your referenceO 1425
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INERT DEACTIVATED, WW2 1941 British Service No.68 AT (Anti Tank) AP Armour Piercing Grenade With Hollow Charge Cone. O 1425 - O 1425

INERT DEACTIVATED. The Grenade, Rifle No. 68 /AT was a British anti-tank rifle grenade used during WW2.The No. 68 was an early form of shaped charge grenade, and has some claim to have been the first High Explosive, Anti Tank (HEAT) device in use. The design of the warhead was simple and was capable of penetrating 52mm (2 inches) of armour in 1940. The fuze of the grenade was armed by removing a pin in the tail which prevented the firing pin from flying forward. The grenade was launched from a rifle cup. The simple fins gave it some stability in the air and, provided the grenade hit the target at the proper angle (90 degrees), the charge would be effective. Detonation occurred on impact, when a striker in the tail of the grenade overcame the resistance of a creep spring and was thrown forward into a stab detonator. This is an excellent, original, inert & deactivated, British WW2 service pattern No. 68 MK III AT grenade. It also has small ‘PCS’ marks. Its alloy body is hollow and its screw off cap reveals its original inner charge cover & hollow charge cone. Its integral fins are secure and straight. The body of the grenade is crisply marked No.68 AT III and dated 1941. The grenade has its original pin and tin plate instruction for use / warning label (illustrated in image 2). Inset in image 3 is a contemporary photograph which shows a member of the Home Guard with a rifle equipped to fire an anti-tank grenade at Dorking, 3 August 1942. The price includes UK delivery. O 1425

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