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  • wingsofwrath's Avatar
    Today, 04:34 AM
    Here are the finalized drawings. The actual 3d print to follow in the days to come. The length of the HE shell is indeed 196.85mm, but the...
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  • wingsofwrath's Avatar
    Today, 03:57 AM
    wingsofwrath replied to a thread Larger No.80 fuze? in Fuzes
    Welp, I think I cracked the mystery - Both @Snufkin and @Alpini are right in saying that this fuze is deformed, but I was also right in insisting...
    8 replies | 277 view(s)
  • Alpini's Avatar
    Today, 03:15 AM
    Alpini replied to a thread Larger No.80 fuze? in Fuzes
    The fuze's base is hollow so you don't have a perfect force in one direction. It's blown up like a balloon and you see this effect on so many other...
    8 replies | 277 view(s)
  • Bellifortis's Avatar
    Today, 12:35 AM
    Bellifortis replied to a thread Fuses in Projectiles
    Hallo, the "Leuchtspurbrandgranate"(Incendiary Tracer Shell) seems to be a late war introduction (1943). It was supposed to be used together with...
    14 replies | 596 view(s)
  • pzgr40's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    Cutaway model of a high explosive shell for the 7,5cm Le.I.G.18, or the ‘Leichtes Infanteriegeschütz 18’. The Le.I.G 18 was designed by...
    0 replies | 43 view(s)
  • wingsofwrath's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:29 PM
    wingsofwrath replied to a thread Larger No.80 fuze? in Fuzes
    No. You CANNOT have deformation in one direction without deformation in the other direction, because that's just simple physics - if you squish...
    8 replies | 277 view(s)
  • Gspragge's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    Here is some more information. The Tin case was replaced by a brass case certainly by or before this book was published in 1896. There is also a...
    1 replies | 116 view(s)
  • wingsofwrath's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:07 PM
    I have the exact same drawing and what you posted here is the blank from which the adapter/socket is machined. You should have posted the one below...
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  • Snufkin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:51 PM
    The 0.75" dimension is from the top edge, or rim, of the socket to the inside surface of the base of the socket, as per the attached image. The...
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  • Snufkin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:40 PM
    Snufkin replied to a thread Larger No.80 fuze? in Fuzes
    It wasn't just heated. It was heated and - if a No.80/44 + No.44/80 combination - subjected to an explosive shock wave, followed by the impact of the...
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  • wingsofwrath's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:04 PM
    Looking more closely at the mess of numbers on that plan it turns out we both might have read it wrong and the "0.75 in" could be the depth of the...
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  • wingsofwrath's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:37 PM
    wingsofwrath replied to a thread Larger No.80 fuze? in Fuzes
    Now it being a No.80/44 makes sense and I also thought of it, although i'm not sure how to tell a No.80/44 apart from a regular No.80 in the absence...
    8 replies | 277 view(s)
  • stanleyrf89's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:34 PM
    stanleyrf89 replied to a thread Tyreburster help... in Mines
    This is on eBay - not sure if it’s the right thing or not ...
    6 replies | 3826 view(s)
  • Bever's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    Bever replied to a thread Fuses in Projectiles
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  • Andysarmoury's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:03 PM
    Hi I am looking for a Hammer/plunger and cap for the 106 can be semi relic as not to worried. Cheers Andy
    0 replies | 38 view(s)
  • MINENAZ16's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    A good expertise here, and nothing about a M39 https://www.bergflak.com/index.html Moreover, there is a contradiction in the documentation...
    6 replies | 154 view(s)
  • apfsds's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:55 PM
    Thanks so much guys for sharing the pictures! I have never seen one before. Jason
    9 replies | 534 view(s)
  • Snufkin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:50 PM
    Snufkin replied to a thread Larger No.80 fuze? in Fuzes
    Not necessarily. This No.80 doesn't show the usual marks of functioning of a Shrapnel shell, but more those of a timed HE. So a possibility is it was...
    8 replies | 277 view(s)
  • Snufkin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    The 0.75" dimension is from the rim edge of the socket to the inside surface of the base of the socket. For the 18pr Shrapnel shell, the height of...
    8 replies | 195 view(s)
  • wingsofwrath's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:08 PM
    wingsofwrath replied to a thread Larger No.80 fuze? in Fuzes
    Well, I think you're right when it comes to this fuze having been subjected to a large force from below, which I take as the shell exploding and...
    8 replies | 277 view(s)
  • wingsofwrath's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:24 PM
    Thank you! That is indeed very useful and I'll absolutely post pictures of the finished articles. Ah. I got the dimension by measuring one of...
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  • Bellifortis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:58 PM
    Bellifortis replied to a thread Fuses in Projectiles
    Hallo, I looked up some old german airforce manuals to find this strange 20mm fuze. All I could find are a tracer (Leuchtspur) and a dark tracer...
    14 replies | 596 view(s)
  • ron3350's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:50 PM
    ron3350 replied to a thread Fuses in Projectiles
    I am out of my depth in this discussion but I have no references to a red projectile existing as incendiary/phosphorous. I only have seen blue...
    14 replies | 596 view(s)
  • MINENAZ16's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    Nothing ? Is it a mistake in the Bulletin 59, 1944 ?
    6 replies | 154 view(s)
  • RogerKP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:02 PM
    RogerKP replied to a thread Fuses in Projectiles
    Thanks The only problem is that the AZ 1528A is on a red projectile( see above) , not blue! I was told that this is early phosphorus -1941. It’s a...
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  • Darkman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:24 AM
    Overall length of the HE shell is exactly 7 & 3/4" (196.85mm). The fuze socket adapter on the shrapnel shell is dimensioned as 1/2" on your drawing,...
    8 replies | 195 view(s)
  • wingsofwrath's Avatar
    23rd February 2021, 11:56 PM
    I've managed to find the dimensions for the 13-Pdr shrapnel for myself, from a 1917 American book named "The Manufacture of Artillery Ammunition"...
    8 replies | 195 view(s)
  • millsbomber's Avatar
    23rd February 2021, 09:04 PM
    Heres my Tin,,,,,,,, Dave http://www.millsgrenades.co.uk/images/soe/Tin%20of%20tyre%20mines.JPG
    9 replies | 534 view(s)
  • Anders's Avatar
    23rd February 2021, 08:04 PM
    Exactly, I misunderstood your question. But I hope you will enjoy the photos none the less.
    6 replies | 154 view(s)
  • MINENAZ16's Avatar
    23rd February 2021, 07:40 PM
    I think I've never seen a German M39 HE mentionned in lexpev site (I assume different from Nb39 and Norwegian M39)
    6 replies | 154 view(s)
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