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    My WW2 Expolsives Use by Engineers Replicas

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    Hi everyone, I'm collecting WW2 Royal Canadian Engineer (RCE) Equipment same as RE. I joined this site to see what I could find out about the Demolitions used. I was able to get the basics from several posts and I thank you. I have now produced what I think is correct for the range of the whole WW2. I have only dealt with explosives used by engineers. Not infantry and not those designated for special operations. I have taken some logical artistic freedom due to lack of pictures and the assumption that things would have similar markings. I am not sure about the 4 oz. Plastic H.E in cellophane or the 4 oz. blasting Gelignite Polar NS. Any corrections advice would be greatly appreciated! I will start with pictures of the references I used followed by pictures of my replicas. I have more references about colour and sizes. Remember that explosives changed as the war progressed hence I have older and end war examples.
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    These are the Nobels 808 Charges. Pre war, 808 red label (stiff), Blue label (Plastic) and Blue wrapper (Plastic)

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    These are the Amonal 4 oz, Gelignite, Plastic HE and PE no 2 Charges
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    These are the slab charges Gun Cotton, TNT and CE/TNT
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    IMG_0722.jpgThese are my Safety Fuse, White Cordtex and Match fuzee

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    A few more tidbits. Explosive accessories - Pull igniter, Percussion cap tin, Igniters striking (No striker board yet), Match Fuzee, No 27 Detonator, No 33 Detonator, Igniter Electric (squib) Cap sealing compound and Rubber insulating tape.IMG_0723.jpg

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    IMG_0725.jpgExploder Dynamo Condenser Mk 2, and Test set Demolition Mk 1 with check list items. Pliers side cutting 5", Friction Tape, Crimpers, Cable electric, Tin of Fuse Sealing Tubes, Cotton cloth old and (missing) Gun Cotton primer reamers I'll make them later when all this snow disappears. lol
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    In British service the items described as Igniters Striking are Igniters Safety Fuze Striking (ISFF) and similarly the squib is Igniter Safety Fuze Electric (ISFE)
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    Thanks AE501, I was just using the titles from the references as I have no direct references on most of the items.

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    Does anyone know why there is a 1/2 lb. of cotton or linen cloth required in the Test Set Demolition Mk.1?

 

 
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