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    Avu

    I am looking for the Russian manual for the AVU Bomb fuze. I have the AVU-ET, but need the information on the AVU particularly the internal functioning. I would also like to see how the Russians discus how it works.

    Thanks for the help,

    Joe

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    AFAIK, members of the family are AVU-E, AVU-ET, AVU-ETM. I've found AVU in the GRAU list, but no details.
    Last edited by strakv; 15th October 2020 at 06:05 PM.

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    However i'm not Russian i might help with its function. If you have any question feel free to ask me even in PM

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    Hi Joe,
    as far as I know, the AVU should have the same internal construction as the AVU-ET, but instead of the electric ignition of the pyrotechnic arming system of the latter, it has a mechanical ignition. This is for older aircraft models that do not contain the electrical arming system. So, also the bodies are identical the AVU has that "arming harness ???" sunk and screwed into the side of its body,(Excuse me, but I still have problems with the right english name for this item.) which seems to be the standard arming set up for all older models before adaption of the electrical arming system.
    Bellifortis.

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    That's what I thought. I wanted to see if their manual had anything else to add. Plus the Russian manuals just fascinate me.

    Joe

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    Hello Joe! Do you have the 2009 USSR OP?
    Search always English and US Bomb Fuzes!

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    Yes … I have looked at that.

    Joe

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    Sorry no manual,
    but here a picture of the models AVU, AVU-E, AVU-ET and AVU-ETM.
    I think I posted it before somewhere.

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