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    My Working Zus 40

    After buying this seized up Zus 40
    i decided to take it to bits and get it working .

    The firing arm that presses against main fuse gaine
    had snapped of,so i drilled into the bolt that goes across
    the zus body and let it back in a bit deeper.

    I freed up the anti removal claws and took the main
    firing spring out and replaced it for a pen spring which
    still allows the bolt to fire but without to much strain
    on the repaired arm.
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    Thanks for that Phil,i intend to use your info on freeing up the ones i have.

    cheers
    waff

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    Quote Originally Posted by waffenamt View Post
    Thanks for that Phil,i intend to use your info on freeing up the ones i have.

    cheers
    waff
    Go For it as they are very do able if you take your time.

    satan

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    Hello ,i know the zus 40 was used with the 17 fuze,,but could it in theory be used with any fuze
    thanks spotter
    ps im sure theres a post with more on the zus40 but i cant find can someone tell me where it is

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    I dont see a reason why it couldnt have been used with any other fuze?
    No point with a direct impact i suppose,but maybe with a `Y` fuze or similar?

    cheers

    waff

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    Hi allan
    The ZUS 40 could as you say be used under any ECR fuze , but it was really was to be used under the (17) along with the anti disturbance no (50) fuze and for some reason was used on the 250kg bombs in the main, extremely rare in the 1,000Kg Hermanns only i believe 4 ever found in that bomb.
    Steve

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    PM you spotter on this
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    Paul the reason behind the y fuze was to kill the officer trying to defuze the bomb , the Zus40 was to detonate the bomb.
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzeman View Post
    Paul the reason behind the y fuze was to kill the officer trying to defuze the bomb , the Zus40 was to detonate the bomb.
    Steve

    Oh aye,im aware of that but just imagine that if the `Y` was de-fuzed and then lifted out and there was a ZuS40 underneath?.....


    waff

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    it could be said if 2 Xzus40 were under the (17) and under the (50)

 

 
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