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rajko84 07-21-2019 09:51 PM

K98 tropical ammo
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I picked up few boxes of this 8mm ammo. I saw that it is tropical but any other help on it would be appreciated.
Thank you
Regards RD

rajko84 07-21-2019 09:52 PM

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Nigromontanus 07-21-2019 11:07 PM

be careful it is incendiary phosphor ammunition

Dufleuve 07-22-2019 05:58 AM


Contains phosphorus and a piercing core. Used by Luftwaffe mainly, in MG15 and 17.
Store it cold and dry.
Nice addition to any ammo collection.


Willi Z. 07-22-2019 07:51 AM

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As stated, armor piercing incendiary (API), or "Phosphor-Geschoß mit Stahlkern". Mainly used by the Luftwaffe. Nice box to find. Live US API ammo (up to .50 Cal) can be found at any of 100s of gun shows in the US, so I wouldn't be too worried about the danger of having it.

Here are a couple of variants I have. Wouldn't mind having a box like yours, if you have any spares.

rajko84 07-22-2019 10:41 AM

I got 15 full boxes so I will be selling them.
Thank you guys

Hans Zeug 07-30-2019 12:38 PM

Super rounds.
They are a very colourful round would love a box of those for my collection but I'm on the wrong side of the pond! Thanks for showing them.

Hans Zeug 07-31-2019 04:02 AM

7.95 trop rounds.
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I have a couple of boxes of similar rounds but with a green band on the bullet, what would be the differance between these two rounds? Is that normal to have the black band on the base of the cartridge shown?

Peter C 07-31-2019 05:52 AM

The black band is the tropical seal and the green band designates it as high velocity aircraft mg ammo.

Hans Zeug 07-31-2019 12:59 PM

Thanks for info.
Ok thanks, given that the thread starter round is without the green band is the one I have shown just a high velocity round without the phosphorus content? Just a bit concerned storage wise.

Peter C 07-31-2019 01:22 PM

The band around the case mouth is the tropical seal and will be the same color as the seal on the primer. That color will help to determine the loading type. A green seal is for heavy ball, a red seal is AP or APT and the black seal is for incendiary or B'Patr.

RED LION 08-01-2019 02:47 AM

Wrong gren band is . Verbesert. ( improved )
Black anulus is pmk. Red seal around case and
Bullet is tropen

RED LION 08-01-2019 02:51 AM

You can find red black and gren on neck

rajko84 08-01-2019 05:07 AM

Thank you guys for the info, I will be listing boxes for sale on estand.

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