Name this round


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koja48
April 26, 2007, 10:26 PM
Have no clue where to post this question . . . friend sent me the pics . . . supposedly .22 cal & an experimental round around Viet Nam time. The green is fiberglass and the flechette is inside. Don't know what the thought process was for a round like this. Any guesses?

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w305/koja48/DSCN6611-2.jpg

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w305/koja48/DSCN6610-2.jpg

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Hoppy590
April 26, 2007, 11:30 PM
theres a member on here with a webpage with all kinds of experimental ammo. im sure it will be on there. let me see if i cant drag it up

jonnyc
April 26, 2007, 11:36 PM
It's a 5.6mm SPIW Flechette round. There are 3 major types. Yours is one of two that are very similar. Tough to tell from a pic which one of those two similar ones you have.

Ian
April 26, 2007, 11:51 PM
Collector Grade published a book call "SPIW: The Deadliest Weapon That Never Was". It has all the info you could possibly want on the US military experiments with flechette ammo, and other similar projects.

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