Re: The unapparent blessingDec 29th, 2016
You really aren't very knowledgeable, darkbeaver, but that is because you do not know what you are looking at. I will explain. This is a picture of what was found in one of the warehouses. The photo was taken by the Syrian Army.Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
This ID plate tells investigators what is inside the box. The NSN - NATO Stock No. - is a unique identifier that can be used in conjunction with the other markings to determine when and where it was made. Along with what is called a Lot No., these will indicate where it was shipped, who held this particular item in stock, where it was before it ended up in Aleppo.
There is a cal sticker (calibration) dated 6 Oct 2014. There will be a record of this unit being checked. Where it was checked. Where it came from and when it was accepted and returned.
Back to the Lot Nos. They are unique production numbers that indicate what company made the munition, when, where, etc. They can be checked using a computer to find out each and every shipping date, method of transport, stop, and storage place from the day they were made until they disappeared.. Explosives and related materials have always been marked this way and their movements tracked. That doesn't stop theft, but it deters it and makes it easier for investigators to trace the chain of possession.
Assuming that these aren't counterfeit markings, they can follow this and other munitions up to the point where they went missing. That is how you...