~ Luftwaffe Aircraft Gun & Cannon Ammunition of WWII ~
Identification
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Here is a list of some more obscure term definitions that are used in the following descriptions:
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Mine
Tropical
Self Destruct
Note: These are only roughly scaled relative to one another.
13mm MG 131/13
HE-T
High Explosive, Tracer
Dated 1944
INC-T
Incendiary, Tracer
Dated 1944
AP-T MG
Armor Piercing, Tracer
Dated 1944

15mm MG 151/15
HE-T-SD
High Explosive, Tracer, Self Destruct
Dated 1943
AP-T
Armor Piercing, Tracer 
(Dark Gray? Band)
Dated 1943
AP-T
Armor Piercing, Tracer 
(Red Band)
Dated 1943

20mm MG FF
HE-Mine-SD
High Explosive, Mine, Self Destruct  (Non-Std SD Ring)
Dated 1941
HE-Mine-SD-Tp
High Explosive, Mine, Self Destruct, Tropical 
(Also used in AA guns) 
Dated 1943
HEI
High Explosive, Incendiary
Dated 1941
HEI
High Explosive, Incendiary (Non-Std Blue Ring)
Dated 1940
HEI-T
High Explosive, Incendiary, Tracer
Dated 1940
INC-T
Incendiary, Tracer
Dated 1943
AP-HE-Tp
Armor Piercing, High Explosive, Tropical - Dated 1941
(Yellow Band)
AP-HE
Armor Piercing, High Explosive
Dated 1941
(Yellow Band)

20mm MG 151/20
HE-T
High Explosive, Tracer
Dated: 1944
HEI-T
High Explosive, Incendiary, Tracer
HE-Mine-Tp
High Explosive, Mine, Tropical
Dated 1943
HE-Mine-SD Tp
High Explosive, Mine, Self-Destruct, Tropical 
Dated 1943
HE-Mine-SD
High Explosive, Mine, Self-Destruct 
(Non-Std Black SD Ring) 
Dated 1944
HEI
High Explosive, Incendiary (Non-Std Blue Ring)
Dated 1940
API
Armor Piercing, Incendiary (Phosphorus)  Dated 1944
Blue Band - Late Marking
API-Tp
Armor Piercing, Incendiary (Phosphorus), Tropical
White Band - Early Marking
INC-T-SD
Incendiary, Tracer, Self Destruct 
Practice
(Inert Filled Projectile)
AP-T
Armor Piercing, Tracer
(Solid Projectile) Dated 1944
(Experimental?)
HEI-Tp
High Explosive, Incendiary, Tropical, Linked Belt

30mm MK 108
Practice, Mine
(Inert Filled Projectile)
Dated 1944
HE-Mine-SD
High Explosive, Mine,
Self Destruct - Dated 1945
HE-T-SD
High Explosive, Tracer,
Self Destruct
Dated 1944

30mm Mk101/103
HE-Mine-SD
Dated 1944
High Explosive, Mine, Self Destruct

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Last Update: 23 Mar 2021

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