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    German WW1 Bomb Fuze.

    I have had this fuze for years and wish to know which bombs used this fuze and the fuze model / type ? It seems to be made in 1917 ?
    It has a black steel cap and a safety pin with a tiny hole at the end. Brass nose with gray alloy body and a brass gaine.

    Marked: Sp F .
    Base marked 149 L 17 and a fancy LG in a circle monogram. Nose moves from the Sp line to F. Does F mean armed ?

    Dimensions are:
    Head is 63mm long and 65mm diameter.
    Overall length is 164mm. Threads are 51mm x 2.0mm pitch (or 12 TPI).
    Gaine is 29.8mm and 26mm at the end. Any information is gratefully received.

    Fuze 1.jpegFuze 2.jpgFuze 3.jpegFuze 4.jpegFuze 5.jpeg
    Last edited by ron3350; 19th October 2021 at 09:06 AM.

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    Hi Ron,

    Nice example! (almost as nice as my one - LOL)

    They were used on the German PUW aerial bombs, several different types 12.5kg comes to mind

    Cheers
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    Last edited by Dronic69; 19th October 2021 at 06:29 AM.

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    I think this is the same one before you joined the 21st century and purchased your computer.............

    http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/thread...rman-Fuse-type


    Posted on your behalf by that "Darkman" character!
    Last edited by Dronic69; 19th October 2021 at 06:30 AM.

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    Correct Dronic69. I checked all my postings but forgot that Darkman helped me to ID items before I had a computer and joined this group.
    I noticed that the other fuze looks all brass where mine is bi-metal. Mine has a cap (so must be better- LOL).

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    F = Früh (early), Sp = Spät (late) which are the settings for short and long delay. These fuzes were usually made by the P.u.W. (air force factory). Spandau is wrong in this case. Thread is 12 tpi.
    Last edited by Alpini; 19th October 2021 at 08:07 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron3350 View Post
    Mine has a cap (so must be better- LOL).
    I was wondering where "my" cap went..............LOL

    "WANTED - DEAD not Alive" >>> High Reward paid for any Early / Pre-WW1 Torpedo Pistols


 

 

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