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Okay, good to know

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Here is a spanish one
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Normaly they have no R-number but often it says No.256 for instance and the year will be up to in the 1950's

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Do we have a way to differentiate 8,8 cm guns build in Spain under license from guns build in Germany?

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Thanks Walter.
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Hi Rick

Most likely the R stands for Rohrnumber ( barrel number )
But I can't 100 % prove this

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Hello,

I've done a page that quickly explains where to find a Sherman serial number or other useful information :

http://the.shadock.free.fr/sherman_minutia/data/sherman_serials.html

I will try to add info about Tank Destroyers etc..

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In looking close up at the Bucharest 88mm photographed by Massimo, I see: R1582 / 1937 / Rh MB, on front of breech. Any idea on the "R" meaning. apparently 1937 is year, but what does Rh MB mean also? Rick
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Massimo ,normaly there is the R,but I have seen numbers preceded by XD and also with PJ. But I guess these letters have been put in later

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Walter, is the serial number always preceded by an R?

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And the numbers are also at the side of the breechblock at the metal top and bottom. But most of the time that is gone or corroded
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Hi Massimo

You asked about the numbers on german artillery
Most info is found on the breech
But often the number is also on the top of the barrel.

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Hi Massimo

You asked about the numbers on german artillery
Most info is found on the breech
But often the number is also on the top of the barrel.

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- Roy_A_Lingle
Thank you! I take it then that the serial number is only inside the vehicle somewhere.


I am not 100% sure. I am just not aware of any location. It could be there without me knowing about it

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Hi Masssimo!

Thank you! I take it then that the serial number is only inside the vehicle somewhere.

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