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    Bomb fuse cap

    And once again on a rebound i picked this little trinket up.
    I was told with good authority that this was a blanking plate
    that screws into a fuse pocket in place of the locking rings
    to convert twin fuse pockets into single.
    When i tried it in a bomb casing low and behold it fitted so
    cant see any other use for it than that.
    It is made of brown bakerlite.
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    It saves the threads from damage etc. With a 1000lb bomb (example) we use to fit these with looting to preserve the threads. In storage the bombs were fitted with a single lifting lug. Once prepped they were removed, a cap fitted and suspension lugs fitted to the other holes. However, I might be wrong as I have not seen the item

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    Hi
    Makes sense as this is the first one i have seen aswell,got to be something
    to do with blanking the pocket off.

    regards satan

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    Hi Satan,

    It's like JP tells to protect the threads from damage when it's transported.
    When they put the fuze in they have to take it out and it's German, found a few over the years on a old german airfield where they fuzed bombs.
    Regards Madbomber

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    If its in good condition thats fairly rare as most that are come across are usually cracked or chipped.

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    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by military EOD personnel .



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    Hi Mad

    Think thats nailed that one for sure,so once me 500s finished it can live in that for a while.

    Regards satan

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    Hi Steve

    Apart from two of the smallest chips,like a small fingernail cutting
    its prety solid and screws into casings nicely.

    Regards phil

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    Nice one Phil.
    Im going to have a pop at that one on epay!

    best

    waff

 

 

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