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    German 10.5 'Universal' shell model 1905

    Hi,

    Does anyone have any information, (documentation or photos) of the German model 1905 10.5cm Universal shell. I'm trying to establish whether this shell was issued with a percussion fuze, such as a Hz05 or Hz14, or a time and percussion fuze 'Hz05 Ib'.
    I think I may have such a shell, but need a bit of clarification as to the fuze it would have had.

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Only the H.Z. 05 series was used for the universal shell. The H.Z.14 is a fuze for HE shells.

    The F. H. Schr. 16 is only 326mm long, the F. H. Geschoss 05 is 347mm long. A H.Z.05 Gr. or a H.Z.05 Schr. would be the wrong fuzes for the universal shell.
    Last edited by Alpini; 17th May 2019 at 07:18 PM.

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    Many thanks Alpini,
    I thought as much. I have a very nice H.Z. 05 fuze but it has expanded slightly to the point where the threads won't engage with the shell.
    The shell is now confirmed as a universal 10.5cm.

    The hunt continues for the fuze.....
    Cheers!

 

 

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