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Was there actually a blank round for the L11? I've never heard of one.
 

Boxy

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Was there actually a blank round for the L11? I've never heard of one.
I vaguely remember something along the lines of a small round packet that was loaded into the breech and initiated via a vent tube as normal, we’re talking early ‘80s here so ...

We used them to fire a Salute on Waterloo day when we held the parades at the Windmill in Sennelager
 
Can’t ever remember there being a blank for the L11, there was some form of water charge used for TI trials.
I think the problems with a blank was to obtain the obturation a fairly large charge was required which meant that it’s danger template was such it could only be fired on a range. Whilst that would have satisfied the gunnery narks to the rest of us it was not much use, hence the production of Simfire and Simfix et al.
 

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