9 X 56R HEBLER

This is believed to be one of the calibre reduction experiments carried out by Swiss Professor Friedrich Wilhelm Hebler (1844-1932) who was a mechanical engineer from Bern, Switzerland but spent most of his time in Austria. In collaboration with Karel Krnka, he...

9 X 51 SMAW

This was a British designed aiming device for the multi-use Shoulder Mounted Attack Weapon (SMAW) that was fired from a specialised spotting rifle positioned to the side of the rocket launcher. A standard 7.62 NATO case was used that was necked up to 9mm with a...

9 X 40 LILJA

The 9x40 Lilja was developed by Erkki Lilja, who was a close colleague of Amio Lahti. He did his own research and development of an assault-rifle type weapon during 1943 and built his own prototype at VKT (Valtion Kivääritehdas = State Rifle Factory), the same place...

9 X 39 RUSSIAN

During the Cold War years, Russian Special Forces were looking at a weapons system that could be used as a sub-sonic round but they were also looking for something that gave better armour penetrating abilities than the existing 7.62x39’s that they were using for...

9mm KALTMANN

Designed during the 1970’s by HJ Kaltmann as an expellable cartridge. The addition of the brass case was used during testing for proper functioning of the case and initially used 5,56 NATO cases that were cut down and later versions using 9mm Parabellum cases,...

9mm AUPO

This was a Fiocchi development during the 1980’s and was used in the Benelli CB M2 semi auto carbine. It is not a caseless cartridge, but a self-contained round as the powder is loaded inside the case with the “primer” located in a chamber the entire circumference of...