The 3 inch 20cwt renown as a AA round during WW1 and into the Second world war but it seems it also was used by the Navy in the form of solid practice shot and was also used in the Churchill tank. I also read somewhere that AA positions where given AP rounds during WW2 if the Invasion turned for the worse and we had to point our AA guns at ground level as anti tank guns, in the book AA Command. I have two solid shot projectiles with missing copper bands and are marked, I/N QF 3in 20cwt 16lb P CI RL 6/45 Lot 18. I noticed that there is an original red painted band on nose of both projectiles, one slightly higher than the other which you can just about see but is clearly there. I thought that if it were Naval practice shot the markings, especially on the 2 pounder were marked with a yellow band with a large white capital N stencilled on the side. So why the red band on the 3inch, is it Naval practice but they marked them differently or are they not but used for something else. How would these be marked up, black body with red band and a white letter N?