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    Variations of German long Delay fuze type (17)

    I was reading through the excellent BOCN threads and realised that their was no mention of the variations of German long delay fuze type (17)

    The very early (17) had external clocks and had two charging pins , as the clocks were prone to the ingress of moisture and to try to quiten the clocks a Rubber band was fitted to these early fuzes see picture 1

    Next came Emergency pattern , which consisted of a Steel upper sleeve , due to the shortage of Aliminunium at the time , These fuzes had just 1 charging pin see picture 2

    next was the 1940 pattern in which the clock was sleeved in an Ali tube that was threaded for the gaine see picture 3
    after that came the 1941 patt in which the clock was housed in a plastic sleeve see pictures 4 and 5

    There were unmarked Fuzes , which were found to be the ordinary type (17) fuze and were treated as such .

    One further type (17)B was a much shorter time delay of 132 minutes as against the more normal 72 hour clocks
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    Last edited by Fuzeman; 24th October 2008 at 12:00 PM.

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    Great info and smashing pictures Steve!,thanks for those.
    I did wonder what the sketch was with that one pin?,i wouldnt have thought they could charge with one pin but you are the man on these!
    Any chance of close ups of body stamps and the tops please?
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    Hi Paul there was only one circuit so no need for two pins ,
    he head markings are normal will try post some later
    Last edited by Fuzeman; 23rd October 2008 at 08:07 PM.

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    Very good and thanks again.
    Always good to see different fuze info stampings.
    cheers

    waff

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    Hi Paul
    On the Early (17) head the markings were Ei.A.Z (17) Rh.S and maybe But not all had batch Numbers .
    On the clock housing the markings were RhS4e 1939 L Zt Z (17) and FM 2A 40

    the markings on the 1940 patt are EiAZ (17)A Rhs 1940 batch number 2a and a waffenampt stamp No56 on the protruding sleeve bp 2a 41

    the (17)B* the markings are in ink on the top part on the sleeve are bmv 16a * 42

    Hope that helps paul

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    Always a help old chap!

    best regards

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    nice one Steve, excellent info. I suppose the photos are of your fuzes are they? Dave

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    Hi Dave
    Yes they form part of my collection , glad you liked the thread
    Picture 1 shows what the fuzes looked like new , nice and shiny , that one was polished every week for about 50 years , it was liberated from a bomb dump in Germany in 1945 by the sapper who sold it to me .
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    I Must say they are very nice whow
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    Lovely collection of German Fuzes, many thanks for sharing with us.

 

 
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