Original German WWII Inert 3.7cm Flak 18 Anti-Aircraft Round - Dated 1939
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a lovely inert example of a German Flak 18 round. This example is completely void of any explosive content nor is it able to be used as an explosive device. The round is in compliance with the current BATF standards on inert ordnance.
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The 3.7 cm Flak 18/36/37 was a series of anti-aircraft guns produced by NDAP Germany that saw widespread service in the Second World War. The cannon was fully automatic and effective against aircraft flying at altitudes up to 4,200 m. The cannon was produced in both towed and self-propelled versions. Having a flexible doctrine, the Germans used their anti-aircraft pieces in ground support roles as well; 37 mm caliber guns were no exception to that. With Germany's defeat, production ceased and, overall, 37 mm caliber anti-aircraft cannon fell into gradual disuse, being replaced by the Bofors 40 mm gun and later, by 35-mm anti-aircraft pieces produced in Switzerland.
The overall condition on the round is really good, though the casing does appear to have suffered prolonged exposure to the elements and degradation can be seen towards the mouth of the casing where it meets the projectile. The projectile retains little of the original paint but does appear to be dated 1938 with a 1940 dated fuse. The shell casing itself still retains a complete headstamp with Waffenamt on the bottom that reads as:
3.7CM FLAK 18
A wonderful example that comes more than ready for display. Measures approximately 14 1/2 inches in length.
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Totally inert, cannot be converted to an explosive device, not available for export. This item is completely legal within the USA. International Military Antiques, Inc observes all Federal, State and Local laws. Everything for sale on ima-usa.com is completely legal to own, trade, transport and sell within the United States of America.
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