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    Fuzeman
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    variation of the (9) fuze

    There are 2 variations of construction of these fuzes
    Type 1 marked El Zt ZC50 and dated 1938 is the early 4 piece construction
    Type 2 marked El Zt.Z (9) and dated 1939 is the normal construction with 3 screws around the shoulder .
    Type 3 marked El.Zt Z.(9) and is dated 1940 again is the normal 3 screws around the shoulder
    The first 2 versions have a test pin above the charging pins and the 3 rd version has a screw cap , which has to be unscrewed before testing .
    The early versions were marked C50 which the 50 Kg bomb was the standard German bomb in the early 1930,s . the German thinking was all bomb fuzes would be fitted to these size bombs , and marked their fuzes accordingly
    The fuze is charged the same as the normal ECR fuze through a resitor and capacitor which is connected to a glow discharge tube acting like a switch.
    These fuzes are designed to operate when the gas inside the glow discharge tube reaches a predetermined level , which allows the charge to pass through the tube , this in turn fires the match composition and the delay train
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    Last edited by Fuzeman; 17th October 2008 at 11:51 AM.

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    Hello
    Cool your explanations on the different variants of the No. 9.
    As against the last two photos are blurred, and saw no markings.

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    Fuzeman
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    Hello Tarbelin
    Ok about the two pictures being blurred i can redo those but i didnt intend to show the markings only the different types of construction and the test pins

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    Here a link to the cutaway model
    http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/el-zt-z-t4056.html
    Regards DJH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzeman View Post
    Hello Tarbelin
    Ok about the two pictures being blurred i can redo those but i didnt intend to show the markings only the different types of construction and the test pins

    Hi Steve,
    Try the camera on `macro` setting please.

    best

    waff

 

 

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