Korean War 57mm M306 A1 TP or HE cartridge for a M18 shoulder fired recoilless rifle dated 1951. The round is INERT and has been fired (marks in rotating band).
The projectile is marked 1951 57MM M306 A1 LOT F. The cartridge is missing the head face where the primer inserts. Look at pictures for more details. The M18 recoilless rifle was a 57 mm shoulder fired anti-tank recoilless rifle used by the U. Army in World War II and the Korean War.Recoilless rifles are capable of firing artillery-type shells at reduced velocities comparable to those of standard cannon, but with greater accuracy than anti-tank weapons that used unguided rockets, and almost entirely without recoil. The M18 was a breech-loaded, single-shot, man-portable, crew-served weapon. It could be used in both anti-tank and anti-personnel roles. The weapon could be both shoulder fired or stabilized using a monopod. The most stable firing position was from the tripod developed for the water-cooled Browning M1917 machine gun. The characteristic perforated cartridge allowed the propellant gas to vent out a specially designed breech mechanism. ARMY USMC NAVY AIR FORCE.
M1 Bazooka projectile shell WW2 m306a1. The item "Korean War M18 Recoilless Rifle 57mm M306A1 Round Dated 1951 Inert" is in sale since Monday, December 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Korea (1950-53)\Original Period Items". The seller is "jnl96" and is located in Pillager, Minnesota.
This item can be shipped to United States.