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    German ww2 fuse AZ23N

    Whats was the German Fuse AZ23N used with ? This one is mark KlAZ 23Nb thank you for any help looks to be a fuse used with smoke rounds ,but this fuse looks to small to be used with the Flak 8.8 or 7.5 rounds
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    Used with the 7,5 cm guns ,Le.F.H.16 , Le.F.H 18.

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    Hello,
    I think you have german fuze Klein Aufschlagzunder 23 Nebel Preßstoff (Kl.AZ23.Nb.Pr).
    Used on smoke (Nebel) and 15cm Hl (Heat).
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    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    Thank you both for your reply I think you have got it MINENAZ16 as this fuse is to small for the 8.8 or 7.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by kradman View Post
    Thank you both for your reply I think you have got it MINENAZ16 as this fuse is to small for the 8.8 or 7.5
    Kl Az23 series was also used on 7.5 and 10.5 (shells with different shape and small fuze thread).
    As far as I know "Nb" fuzes were only used when delay was not desired.
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    klAZ23umg fuses are not hard to find. However, that is the first klAZ23Nb fuse I have ever seen - even a photo.

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    Thank you all for your input , I found a few of these in Lapland Finland ,when i get around to it i will post them for sell

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    Hi,
    here is a list of projectiles, I have found in WW2 manuals, that could use the kl.A.Z. 23 Nb fuze:
    7,5 cm Nbgr.
    K.Gr. rot Nb
    7,5 cm Gr. 34
    7,5 cm Gr. 34 (Üb)
    7,5 cm Gr. 34 (ÜbT)
    7,62 cm Sprgr. 39
    F.H.Gr. Nb
    F.H.Gr. Gn
    F.H.Gr. Gb
    F.H.Gr. 38 Nb
    F.H.Gr. 38 Bu 2
    F.H.Gr. 38 Gn Gb
    F.H.Gr. 38 Gn 1
    F.H.Gr. 39 Gn 3
    F.H.Gr. 39 Gb
    F.H.Gr. 41 Nb


    The use in HE rounds is documented towards the end of war. Firing HE rounds from a tank or stug gave IMHO little time to fumble with fuze setting anyway.

    Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by kradman View Post
    Whats was the German Fuse AZ23N used with ? This one is mark KlAZ 23Nb thank you for any help looks to be a fuse used with smoke rounds ,but this fuse looks to small to be used with the Flak 8.8 or 7.5 rounds
    There was an AZ 23 Nb however, which was mainly used with the smoke shells of the 15 cm s.FH.18; s.FH.36; lg.s.FH.13. And I believe also with the 15 cm s.FH.15 (t); s.FH.25 (t) and s.FH.37 (t).
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    Here is a photo to show size of this fuse shown along side of a German Bomb fuse
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