a google search so don't take as completely accurate:
- This photo is of an inert US 120mm HE mortar round with an inert
M734 fuze attached to it. The blue band on the mortar body signifies that
it is inert. I believe that on http://www.fas.org that there is a page
describing US mortar color codes and striping.
although don't know whether the blue band is a nato standard etc
depending on age and country light blue = drill dark blue= practise. Drill is inert parctise will have a small expolsive content. looking a the photo leave it a lone and call out ATO better safe and looking a little silly than dead.
Edit, close but no cigar, it's not the 66. See later post.
Other than that it looks like a training round for something like LAW66.
It's similar but slightly different to this which I believe is the same as our old LAW 66. No doubt there were different variants of projectile for it.
It's clearly not the 120mm mortar round that someone posted a picture of.
Of course I'm not an ATO so may be wrong, if I found it I'd get an ATO out.
Been in a shed for a few years hardly makes it safe. I had a guy turn up at my drill hall with the head of a german hang grenade, it still went boom after 60 years (in a controlled way) and he had used it as paper weight!!
Yellow pages under FELIX
Who's been picking up things on the ranges then. That's why the signs say "Don't touch as it may explode and kill you" christ. Was there not a civvie killed recently who did exactly the same with a mortar/artillery round.