Object detail

Accession number
2004.12
Description
The Clip consists of 3 horizontal rows of metal brackets. The brackets weave in and out and hold 4 cartridges with pointed tips and painted different colours. There is a ridge running around the base.
TYPES OF AMMUNITION USED IN THE .50 INCH BROWNING MACHINE GUNS ON THE LANCASTER BOMBER:
AMMUNITION IDENTIFICATION:
TYPE: Ball; TIP: Brown or plain; CONSTRUCTION: Mild steel core, lead alloy tip; COLOUR: Copper or grey gilded metal envelope
TYPE: Armour piercing; TIP: Black; CONSTRUCTION: Core of armour piercing steel; COLOUR: Copper or grey gilded metal envelope
TYPE: Tracer; TIP COLOUR: Red; CONSTRUCTION: Lead alloy tip with igniter and priming composition in behind the tracer; COLOUR: Copper or grey gilded metal envelope
TYPE: Incendiary; TIP: Blue; CONSTRUCTION: Core filled with inflammatory composition; COLOUR: Copper or grey gilded metal envelope
Marks
JFC Inscribed
50FNB91 Inscribed
Credit Line
Cartridge and Clip, 2004.12. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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