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    Magnetic Influence Bomb Fuze. ww2 German

    Now this is a funny one. After an email sesh with a geezer i know on the continent,he says he will bring 4 fuzes to look at.
    I picked this up out of the box and thought 'Hmmm,its a 57?,got a couple but this is nicely sectioned at the bottom".
    Only turns out to be a nice Magnetic fuze! Lucky boy!
    I got confused with the yellow top,the referance to the stamps and the 'missing' bottom collar.
    It did have a transport cap on it so i presumed it would have the usual one pin as per type 57.
    The cap fell off and all was revealed...


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    I see that waff inspector number '56' has turned up again?
    must have been a busy lad that one!


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    Quote Originally Posted by waffenamt View Post
    Now this is a funny one. After an email sesh with a geezer i know on the continent,he says he will bring 4 fuzes to look at.
    I picked this up out of the box and thought 'Hmmm,its a 57?,got a couple but this is nicely sectioned at the bottom".
    Only turns out to be a nice Magnetic fuze! Lucky boy!
    I got confused with the yellow top,the referance to the stamps and the 'missing' bottom collar.
    It did have a transport cap on it so i presumed it would have the usual one pin as per type 57.
    The cap fell off and all was revealed...


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    A lovely example there matey and a very different fuse altogether

    Best phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by satan18 View Post
    A lovely example there matey and a very different fuse altogether

    Best phil
    I almost didnt buy the damned thing until the cap fell off to reveal the 2 pins then i thought 'aye.aye!,whats all this then?'

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    Gents,Im unable to find much reference to this fuze or its application in my books?
    Anyone shed any light please for me?

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    This fuze is for arming the main fuze or to blown it up if it hits something hard.

    There is not much on this fuze waffie
    Regards Madbomber

    All Items of Live Ordnance posted by me have been disposed of by EOD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madbomber31 View Post
    This fuze is for arming the main fuze or to blown it up if it hits something hard.

    There is not much on this fuze waffie
    Thanks MB,
    'preciate your effort anyway
    It seems a rare bird if not much info? Any pics of the actual weapon that it went in please?


    cheers

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    The mines where used alot
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    Regards Madbomber

    All Items of Live Ordnance posted by me have been disposed of by EOD.

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    Thanks very much MB. Ive a clearer idea now.


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    Hi Paul They were used in the early G mines I have a copy of a report from HMS Vernon about this fuze , including a circuit diagramme i copied from the records .The designation for this fuze is 157/3
    later G mines had Vzz(34) fuzes
    Last edited by Fuzeman; 10th August 2009 at 08:27 PM.

 

 
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