German 37 mm Pom Pom cartridge and projectile
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It could fire explosive shells at a rate of over 200 rounds a minute - much faster than conventional artillery - while possessing a much longer range and more firepower than the infantry rifle.
Britain and Germany both used 37 mm pom poms as anti-aircraft weapons.
This German Pom Pom cartridge, made by Patronenfabrik at Karlsruhe in 1917, was donated in 1973 by Frederick Stanley Colliver who, in turn, acquired this item as part of the estate of well known Catholic priest and book collector, Edward Leo Hayes (1889-1967).