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    55 A y

    hi guys found your interesting site through google and hope you can help.

    i have a 55 A fuze, which also a has a y marking and was hoping anybody can shed some light onto how this particular beast operates.

    thanks for any info you can spare.

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    Hi The (55)a fuze has a rolled steel case and a wire protruding out of the shoulder this attaches to a nose switch and is used on amongst others the 50 kg bombs with Dinort rod a steel rod designed to explode the bomb above ground.
    the Markings should read EIeAZ(55)A then the 3 letter code ie CPP letter Y then a waffenam,pt stamp and finally batch number
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    There is a picture of the nose switch in the fuze section
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    thanks for the info fuzeman, no doubt i will be asking for a bit more help in the future. i am currently trying to catalogue a collection, with quite a few pieces i dont know.

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    If its Bomb Fuzes no problem, im here to help
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by eod si View Post
    thanks for the info fuzeman, no doubt i will be asking for a bit more help in the future. i am currently trying to catalogue a collection, with quite a few pieces i dont know.
    No worries pal,

    As Steve says,they are a few of us in BOCN that can help you out.Lots of bomb fuze fans here!

    best

    waff

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    I just bought a EI e AZ 55 A on auction yesterday,it also has the "Y" stamp does this indicate this is anti handling in this type of fuze as well..
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    Hi The Y on the (55)A fuze means an Extra item has been fitted in this case it was a nose switch

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    Aye,i got caught out with that one too Spott! I once thought had bought a `Y` fuze for a tenner!
    Still nice fuze to have.

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    waff

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    Bugger...Ok thanks for explaining folks

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