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    Russian Surrender Leaflets Mortar Shell

    I saw this in the Seelow Heights Museum, it's obviously a mortar shell designed for surrender leaflets, calibre seems to be 81mm (only a guesstimate) but what strikes me is the fuze. This body is heavily pitted and was recovered from the ground not that long ago, however, the fuze is in pristine condition and doesn't seem to be right. It looks like a WW1 time fuze for the 76.2 shrapnel shells. Can someone educate me? And last but not least, what's the cone on the last picture, it looks like it's got a driving band?

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    Doppz92 here you are

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    All Items of Live Ordnance posted by me have been disposed of by EOD.

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    The fuze designation is OM 82. Unlike shrapnel fuzes it has no impact mechanism.
    The cone is a fuze cover as can be seen on Chrises pictures.
    The shape of the cover is the same for T-3 and T-5 fuzes.
    If the fuze was under the cover it could be in a better shape than the steel of the body.
    Bob
    Last edited by Nabob; 16th May 2019 at 12:03 PM.
    any live or recovered ordnance shown in my posts was dealt with by trained EOD personnel

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    Chris, Bob, thank you very much! That's what I really like with ordnance, subject is so vast, you find new things every day. DoppZ92.

 

 

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