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dswt 02-18-2014 09:17 AM

unknown bullet from thailand
 
Was recently in Thailand and found this on an airfield. Not sure what the hell it is exactly. I'm assuming it's an anti-aircraft round. Can anyone help identifying it?

http://i.imgur.com/PG6bmM2.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/eqSvkmN.jpg

c3shooter 02-18-2014 10:03 AM

If it is a bit less than 1 inch in diameter, 20mm cannon round.

Tutorial on the various 20's, with pictures: http://www.quarry.nildram.co.uk/an_introduction_to_collecting_20.htm

JonM 02-18-2014 11:17 AM

The hole in the base was for a tracer pellet which burned when fired.

Shouldn't pick up old ww2 or any munitions like that. A lot of them had explosive or incendiary components while they may be partially inert they can still be explosive. If you take such a thing on a aircraft... not to mention it going off in your pocket.

JonM 02-18-2014 02:33 PM

One other thing. It is illegal in Thailand to posses ammunition or ammunition component regardless of age without special govt permission. They lop heads for it...

That was in the early 90's when I was deployed there

Gatoragn 02-18-2014 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonM (Post 1509404)
One other thing. It is illegal in Thailand to posses ammunition or ammunition component regardless of age without special govt permission. They lop heads for it...

That was in the early 90's when I was deployed there

I think caning is still quite popular in Thailand, too! :eek:

vincent 02-18-2014 02:48 PM

Boy, I'd hate to tell you what I picked up in Thailand...:eek:

c3shooter 02-18-2014 03:26 PM

Penicillin can sometimes cure that, you know.




The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
You'll find a God in every golden cloister
And if you're lucky then the God's a she
I can feel an angel sliding up to me

seancslaughter 02-18-2014 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vincent (Post 1509417)
Boy, I'd hate to tell you what I picked up in Thailand...:eek:

sounds like someone needed to be rodded off the range

JonM 02-18-2014 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 1509454)
Penicillin can sometimes cure that, you know.




The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
You'll find a God in every golden cloister
And if you're lucky then the God's a she
I can feel an angel sliding up to me

All the women in Thai bars are packin' and it ain't a pistol in her pocket....

dswt 02-18-2014 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonM (Post 1509404)
One other thing. It is illegal in Thailand to posses ammunition or ammunition component regardless of age without special govt permission. They lop heads for it...

That was in the early 90's when I was deployed there

I'm in the Army, was recently there for Cobra Gold. Walked around with it for four days in my pocket, had it on the C-17 on the way back, and jumped out the bird with it. :x


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