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Worgaimz25 Oct 2019 2:29 a.m. PST

Hi

When painting crew for the various artillery and anti-tank guns I always like to paint the shells with the correct markings. Some types are easy to find online, others, very elusive. I have built up a small collection of images for some rounds for reference, but many I just can't seem to find.

I am looking for a website or book that shows what each type of round for WWII artillery and anti-tank guns looked like. Any pointers or info would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers.
Graham

King Monkey25 Oct 2019 4:27 a.m. PST

There's this from MMP.

mmpbooks.biz/ksiazki/316

Covers British and US ammunition.

Mark 125 Oct 2019 12:41 p.m. PST

I am looking for a website or book that shows what each type of round for WWII artillery and anti-tank guns looked like.

Tony Williams, who has perhaps the most extensive private collection of WW2 ammunition in the world (certainly in the UK), hosts a website and a forum to discuss and showcase ammo from WW2.

quarryhs.co.uk

His photo gallery:
quarryhs.co.uk/tankammo.html

His forum:
link

He is also the author of several articles and a book or two. He's a very personable fellow -- I have corresponded with him several times on various fora. I expect you can find most all that you would want on his website, but if not, you can ask in the forum.

Hope that helps.

-Mark
(aka: Mk 1)

Legion 425 Oct 2019 1:50 p.m. PST

Ah … In the pic … those look like Small Arms rds. … Not FA or AT … huh?

Mark 125 Oct 2019 6:17 p.m. PST

Ah … In the pic … those look like Small Arms rds. … Not FA or AT …

OK. So you like this one better?

If it was fired by a gun in WW2, even experimentally, the odds are good that Tony has a picture of it.

-Mark
(aka: Mk 1)

Legion 426 Oct 2019 8:12 a.m. PST

Oh yes ! Very nice !!! thumbs up

Worgaimz27 Oct 2019 1:34 a.m. PST

Thanks for the replies, much appreciated.

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