Inert 90mm-M19 brass shell casing measures 23.75" tall, as a rim diameter of 5" and is, well...90mm. It is flanked in the pictures below by a .30-06 round and a .50 BMG. It weighs 11.5 pounds.
The first of the various Marks of cannon firing this type of round did so during WWII. It served as the primary heavy AA gun, and was particularly helpful during the V-1 missile attacks on Great Britain. Coupled with the SCR 584 radar set, during one successful week it shot down 94% of the incoming V-1s.
The same gun, mounted on the M26 tank at the end of WWII finally gave the Allies a tank that even the German Tigers feared. The 88 was outclassed. It is now chiefly used by ground vehicles.
The condition of this round is superb when compared to other offerings I've seen in my research, and they are primarily steel cases.
Reloading Data: So far, I haven't had much luck. None of the standard reference publications seem to want to deal with it and my calls to the DoD have, as yet, gone unreturned. I do know that there are a few projectiles being offered on the internet, so a mighty impressive inert set could be cobbed up. You'll probably need the help of a few of your larger friends operating the lever on your reloading press.
Inert 90mm-M19 brass shell casing measures 23.75 tall, as a rim diameter of 5 and is, well...90mm. It is flanked in the pictures below by a .30-06 round and
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