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Ukrainian Artillery casings

Post by lester4238 » Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:03 pm

I wonder how hard it would be to acquire Artillery casings used in combat in the Ukraine? It would make an interesting addition to my collection.


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Post by Ron D » Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:00 pm

Why not?
We (U.S.A.) taxpayers paid for them.
The cost of shipping them back might be a deal breaker. :lol:

No U.S. 155mm in your collection already?
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Post by MattAttack85 » Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:19 am

Current US 155 guns are bag guns... So no shell casings from the M777A2s that we sent over there.

Now 105s have casings. But I don't think we've sent any M119s over there.
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Post by Ron D » Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:40 am

Yup, it was meant as a joke.
The news was pretty clear that it was 155mm guns we donated (I was thinking M198's not the latest M777's).
And I'm pretty sure every 155mm gun the last 100 years or so is "bag" charged.

Which made me wonder how much the OP knows about artillery shell casings.
Or why having U.S. artillery casings used in a foreign war between two dictators would make them interesting.
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Re: Ukrainian Artillery casings

Post by YLG80 » Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:01 am

Ron D wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:40 am
Yup, it was meant as a joke.
The news was pretty clear that it was 155mm guns we donated (I was thinking M198's not the latest M777's).
And I'm pretty sure every 155mm gun the last 100 years or so is "bag" charged.

Which made me wonder how much the OP knows about artillery shell casings.
Or why having U.S. artillery casings used in a foreign war between two dictators would make them interesting.
I just hope that you are sending also XM1128 HEBB shells with your M777A2 or M109Ax so that the only dictator over there would receive them, without being able to return the gift to the ukrainians.
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Re: Ukrainian Artillery casings

Post by lester4238 » Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:58 am

Yes, I have several 155mm projectiles, smoke and HE. All the way down to 37mm. All demilled. I am well aware that modern 155mm are bagged. That does not mean everything they are using is modern. I have several casings from 37mm up to 105mm. I had a larger WWII casing but donated it to a local military museum. I think it was 5" and was allegedly used in combat against the Japanese. It was the grand prize for high sales of the 7th War Bond drive from the LA water works. Wish I kept it now. They have not done anything with it since I donated it 30 years ago.
My main question was wondering if there was any dunnage that Ukraine could create into War memorabilia to sell and raise funds. Like they do with down airplanes made into key fobs. I am not interested in aircraft memorabilia, but I am interested in weapons dunnage.

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Re: Ukrainian Artillery casings

Post by YLG80 » Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:42 am

lester4238 wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:58 am
Yes, I have several 155mm projectiles, smoke and HE. All the way down to 37mm. All demilled. I am well aware that modern 155mm are bagged. That does not mean everything they are using is modern. I have several casings from 37mm up to 105mm. I had a larger WWII casing but donated it to a local military museum. I think it was 5" and was allegedly used in combat against the Japanese. It was the grand prize for high sales of the 7th War Bond drive from the LA water works. Wish I kept it now. They have not done anything with it since I donated it 30 years ago.
My main question was wondering if there was any dunnage that Ukraine could create into War memorabilia to sell and raise funds. Like they do with down airplanes made into key fobs. I am not interested in aircraft memorabilia, but I am interested in weapons dunnage.
It’s almost sure that people over there will try to make some money with stuff left on the battlefield when the war will be over.
But it’s not for tomorrow :oops:
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Re: Ukrainian Artillery casings

Post by A.Love » Sat Jul 30, 2022 7:48 pm

Could get in contact with those artillerymen who take donations to write messages on shells.
They're already taking money to do things, they're the type who would be down with getting paid to ship a spent casing to whoever.

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Re: Ukrainian Artillery casings

Post by sprprops » Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:15 pm

There is a guy on Ebay selling Russian gear and uniforms he finds on the ground in Ukraine. Maybe he can grab some shells too.


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