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    Re:AN-M41 US 20 pound frag bomb

    Yep,that looks like the fella!,mine even had some of the wire left on it too.
    I will try and find an old pic of it.

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    Re:AN-M41 US 20 pound frag bomb

    Thanks again joerg thats great stuff theres not many books out there exclusivly on WW2 bombs .

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    Re:AN-M41 US 20 pound frag bomb

    Does anyone know what the metal screw in cup is at the back of the fuze and what its for it does not look to serve a purpose but i'm sure it must, thankyou all again for your help.

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    Re:AN-M41 US 20 pound frag bomb

    pic,

    the wire was at the other side of this.

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    Re:AN-M41 US 20 pound frag bomb

    Thats the one do you remember what you sold it for out of interest

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    Re:AN-M41 US 20 pound frag bomb

    Mebbe 20 or bit more?

    I had the damned thing for ages.It wouldnt sell at the fairs,and i struggled trading it.Ebay came to the rescue!

    cheers

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    Re:AN-M41 US 20 pound frag bomb

    DAZ REICH wrote:
    Does anyone know what the metal screw in cup is at the back of the fuze and what its for it does not look to serve a purpose but i'm sure it must, thankyou all again for your help.
    its the booster charge

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    Re:AN-M41 US 20 pound frag bomb

    Thanks spotter whats one of those ?? is the cup called a gain cup as i have seen similiar items on ebay??

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    Re:AN-M41 US 20 pound frag bomb

    One and the same,im sure.

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    Re:AN-M41 US 20 pound frag bomb

    ok as far as i understand (not being a tech) The main explosive charge has to be a fairly stable insensitive mixture for storage and transportation etc etc so a booster charge of more sensitive explosive is required to detonate the main explosive filing,Because the booster is enclosed in a separate unit inside the bomb it is more protected than the main charge ..

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