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Original German WWII 8cm Granatwerfer 34 Mortar Round GrW 34 Transportation Box Case

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Original Item: Very Few Available. Fantastic totally genuine 8cm mortar round steel transportation case for the 8cm Wgr.34 rounds. These rounds were fired by the 8cm Gr.W.34 and were streamlined high explosive anti-personnel fragmentation round. Box measures 11" x 14" x 4".

Each mortar case is offered good condition and will show signs of age and rust. They all bear original paint and various German WW2 markings. All markings vary, see images for an idea of what you will get.

The 8 cm Granatwerfer 34 (8 cm GrW 34) was the standard German heavy mortar throughout World War II. It gained a reputation for extreme accuracy and rapid rate of fire, although it was not as effective when being operated by poorly trained crews.

The weapon was of conventional design and broke down into three loads (smooth bore barrel, bipod, baseplate) for transport. Attached to the bipod were a traversing handwheel and a cross-leveling handwheel below the elevating mechanism. A panoramic sight was mounted on the traversing mechanism yoke for fine adjustments. A line on the tube could be used for rough laying.

The 8 cm GrW 34/1 was an adaptation for use in self-propelled mountings. A lightened version with a shorter barrel was put into production as the kurzer 8 cm Granatwerfer 42.

The mortar employed conventional 8 cm 3.5 kg shells (high explosive or smoke) with percussion fuzes. The range could be extended by fitting up to three additional powder charges between the shell tailfins.

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