Object details

Category
Weapons and ammunition
Related period
Second World War (production), Second World War (association)
Creator
Poltewerk (Germany & Magdeburg)
Production date
1941
Materials

Bullet: steel

Bullet: gilding metal

Case: brass

Priming Cap: brass

Dimensions

whole: length, overall : 117.7 mm length, case : 94.3 mm diameter, rim : 20.9 mm diameter, head : 20.9 mm diameter, shoulder : 18.6 mm diameter, neck : 9.2 mm diameter, bullet : 7.9 mm Calibre: 7.9 mm Panzerbusche 38/39

Catalogue number
SAA 366

Object associations

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