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For the identification of an artillery shell type or origin. Also for the identification of the specific markings on such a shell. In most cases, a photograph is an essential aid to identification as markings can be difficult to accurately describe.

Artillery shells have been manufactured in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

This tag is for questions that aim to identify a particular example of a shell in terms of the type of ammunition and type of weapon from which it was fired. This can often be done by using the manufacturer's and arsenal's markings that are on the casing (usually on the bottom plate).