The grenade m/44 is maybe the last development in Europe for this calibre before the market were flooded with 12,7x99 ammunition after the end of WWII. This construction is developed and manufactured in Sweden.
|Model||13,2 mm granat m/44|
|Projectile weight||46,75 Gram|
|Colour markings||Orange tip|
|Propellant weight Gram|
|Propellant weight Grain||-|
This projectile made a combination of the two earlier separate functions, AP and explosive with a add on of incendiary functionality. The only thing I find a bit strange as it is a air force ammunition, is that a tracer function was not included. A tracer projectile were in development in 1944, but were named slövn prj m/44, e.g. a tracer training projectile.
The construction of the grenade are strongly influenced, and are mainly a scaled up copy of the 8x63 incendiary projectile. The form of the core and the setup internally see just minor differences, showing in three places:
#1 The striker (Tändspets) found in the tip of the mantle giving the characteristic look of the tip, is not found in the 8x63 projectile.
# 7 The filler (Täckmassa) at the rear of the core. The function is unknown.
# 3 The explosive/incendiary combined compound.
A great thanks to Blockhaj for the picture of the interior created by him for amkat.se
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