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    AB103 air drop proximity fuze

    attached are 2 photos of an AB103 air drop proximity fuze for predetermined air burst bombs. This is an American fuze but does anyone know if we are using them too?

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    Re:AB103 air drop proximity fuze

    heres the other photo

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    Re:AB103 air drop proximity fuze

    Hi Rick
    The AB-103 is a South African fuze. It may also be manufactured under licence (and therefore presumably also used) in Pakistan, as other South African AB-series fuzes are. Perhaps the Pakistan Ordnance Factories website says so, but I haven't looked. Re- your question: who is "we"?
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    Re:AB103 air drop proximity fuze

    cheers eodda, we = British. How on earth did it get over here? The internet site I looked at was an american manufacturers site - so I presumed it was american. Perhaps someone brought it home from holiday instead of the usual carved elephant! dave

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    What sort of bombs would this be used on?
    Does anyone have a drawing of what is inside the fuze?
    Dave.

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    Some more info on this.

    Dave.

    http://www.aero.com.pk/Electronics-Fuzes.htm

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    Aero has an office in the US but they are just brokers for munitions and components, one of my clients sells various priemrs and dets, plus some CADs to them. They then resell to whom ever (so long as all the US liscence and paper work or in order) Another company here in the US that has this fuze listed is Island Ordnance (they also do not manufacture, just resale)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SG500 View Post
    What sort of bombs would this be used on?
    Does anyone have a drawing of what is inside the fuze?
    Dave.
    Here you go, its a Protea fuze (predates the AB104) a bit, but might give you an idea of internals.

    2013-07-11 11.32.46.jpg2013-07-11 11.33.04.jpg2013-07-11 11.33.22.jpg2013-07-11 11.33.40.jpgProtea Fuze 01.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Africanadian View Post
    Here you go, its a Protea fuze (predates the AB104) a bit, but might give you an idea of internals.

    2013-07-11 11.32.46.jpg2013-07-11 11.33.04.jpg2013-07-11 11.33.22.jpg2013-07-11 11.33.40.jpgProtea Fuze 01.jpg
    Nice cutaway! Thanks for showing.

 

 

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