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    Yes I saw you posting previously, very nice indeed and a hell of a fuze to start off with, that's one I'm still trying to find.
    I'm assuming this one didn't go off - the fuze seems original to the arming wire (I've had no joy so far unscrewing it anyway).
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    I agree also, leave them be, looks like impact damage to me, also looks like never functioned as there is no blast damage. What is the number on the fuze ? Nismosonic
    I think Nismosonic could be right in that they never functioned.

    I have taken another look at the photos and think it could be possible that these were from an unopened container, looking at the damage it could be caused by an unopened AB 23 impacting hard on the ground, the contents of which would be damaged. Those wings look as though they have been squashed flat; between steel cannister and bomb body, maybe? There were a proportion of failures. All guesswork though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SG500 View Post
    Yes I saw you posting previously, very nice indeed and a hell of a fuze to start off with, that's one I'm still trying to find.
    I'm assuming this one didn't go off - the fuze seems original to the arming wire (I've had no joy so far unscrewing it anyway).
    Dave.
    Looks all original in the photos.. If it was mine i would clean it with some WD40 and then leave it with a light covering of 3 in one, prevents further corrossion and brings out the paint. Just attach a body to the fuze and it will be a cracking example.
    Personally I wouldnt want it restored, it would have lost its personality. (each to his own of course)
    Im pretty sure it never exploded, the wings cant hit each other without a lot of bemding going on, if exploded the wings and drouges tend to be holed, and a lot more damage is evident, and the fuze would be quite badly damaged at least!. Lovely example, and a right lovely fuze also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by butterfly View Post
    I think Nismosonic could be right in that they never functioned.

    I have taken another look at the photos and think it could be possible that these were from an unopened container, looking at the damage it could be caused by an unopened AB 23 impacting hard on the ground, the contents of which would be damaged. Those wings look as though they have been squashed flat; between steel cannister and bomb body, maybe? There were a proportion of failures. All guesswork though!

    regards Kev
    MK500 Boden container contained 6 SD2's in a small forward container, these failed to spill there wares on many occasions. see http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/LRG/mk500.html

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    OK point taken guys, I'm definitely NOT going to straighten anything on it..........yet. Its going to get dipped in a magic potion this weekend that'll get rid of the rust and leave the paint in place, cleaning the paint in the process. Will post some photos on Sunday.
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    Excellent thread gents!
    Im amazed nowadays just how many of us German ord-fans exist!



    cheers

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    [QUOTE=waffenamt;126971]Excellent thread gents!
    Im amazed nowadays just how many of us German ord-fans exist



    cheers

    waff[/QUOTE

    i used to collect Mills mainly.. i only have a representative example of each type now, the German stuff is now very much in the front seat.. and these sd2's... lovely! seems like ive caught that bug!
    I MAY have a lead on another with a 67 fuze.. watch this space soon!

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    Thanks to lots of advice from you guys I've chickened out of going all the way and hammering out the dents and so have done the following:-

    Dipped the wings in Hammerite rust remover for 24 hours.
    Used an old tooth brush on the wings to brush off the residue.
    Dried them (make sure you put them on top of something warm like a radiator, to make sure they dry FAST).
    LIGHT wire wooling then oil all over.

    The fuze has been carefully clearned.
    A clip added (Pinched off a spare 41)
    A safety wire/pin thing added (pinched off a spare 41)
    A screw added in the side (pinched off a spare 41 also!!)

    Now its reunited with a bomb casing...........jobs a good un - there's a lot of the original paint on these ones.
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    Just a couple of photos of the fuze.
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    Looking great Dave,
    I do like the angled photo's .

    best
    waff
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