Original German WWII 5cm Mortar Round Leichter Granatwerfer 36 Transportation Box Case
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Original Item: Very Few Available. Fantastic totally genuine 5cm mortar round steel transportation case for the 5 cm Leichter Granatwerfer 36 (lighter grenade launcher). The rounds it carried are High Explosive anti personnel bombs with a finned tail, of 8 blades, that would carry the cartridge. The bodies are manufactured from 4mm thick mild steel, with a screw threaded fuze hole that would accept a quick acting aluminum or Bakelite Wgr. Z. 38 nose fuse. The body would have contained a bursting charge of TNT, of approximately 4 1/2 ounces in weight. Muzzle velocity was 246 feet-per-second with a range of 55-558 yards. The bombs would be transported in this a specially designed steel transit case with capacity of 10 bombs. Box measures 12″ x 9″ x 5″.
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 5 cm Leichter Granatwerfer 36 (lighter grenade launcher), is a German 5cm light mortar that saw service in early World War II. Also known by the designation 5 cm leGrW 36, it was developed by Rheinmetall-Borsig and put into service in 1936. As with most small caliber mortars, it was intended as a long range grenade launcher, having greater accuracy than rifle-launched grenades. It was used to attack…