You are bidding on a SUPERB relic example of a WW2 Japanese 150mm Brass Artillery Shell Casing, as used in conjunction with Japan’s famous Type 96 Howitzer!
The Type 96 15 cm howitzer (九六式十五糎榴弾砲 Kyūroku-shiki Jyūgo-senchi Ryūdanhō) was a 149.1 mm calibre howitzer used by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. It was intended to replace the Type 4 15 cm howitzer in front line combat units from 1937, although it fired the same ammunition. The Type 96 designation was given to this gun as it was accepted in the year 2596 of the Japanese calendar (1936).
Made of solid brass, this is a FANTASTIC piece of history! There is some slights wear, and corrosion, however all items remains VERY SOLID! Markings are quite legible overall. Measures approx. 6″ x 12″ in size. Would make a PERFECT addition to any collection or display!