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    Here's a smoke version i have just recently started to restore, as you can see the outlet hole is opposite the gain pot or bottom of the fuse, the body is filled with pitch but not blocking the hole.......... Dave

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    Great pictures Dave!!!

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    Should turn out nice, the body is a little pitted but a brush up on the body and a coat of red oxide should do fine, Waffy has a fuse for me, iv got the wire and wings should be a good example once iv finished....... Dave

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    appreciate the close up shots Dave........always good to get more info on the manufacturers and inspectors stamps.

    A really nice set up you will have there when you have finished. Always great to see them in such good condition.

    (glad to hear waff has a fuze for you .....nice one Paul !!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by millsbomber View Post
    Should turn out nice, the body is a little pitted but a brush up on the body and a coat of red oxide should do fine, Waffy has a fuse for me, iv got the wire and wings should be a good example once iv finished....... Dave

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    Lovely wings Dave, very nice!

    Dave.

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    Thanks Guys, Will Post pictures when finished,,,,,,, Dave

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    Although not the best image (as it has been taken from a photograph), this marking on the wing of one of my examples is pretty close to yours Dave. (the wings are the ones on the sectioned SD2 used in my Avatar)
    Only a few batches between the two. (I wonder how many units were in each batch? ...... Did the batch numbers follow a set number? would be interesting to find the answer to that one!!)

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    Many of them were found with the hole but all inert filled and nothing other so i think it wouldn´t be a smoke. if it is a smoke the whole in bottom make no sense, but at the sides or on top...

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    I have a question regarding these 'smoke' SD2's.

    First of all thought, when they are reffered to as 'smoke' I dont think they were intended to produce a lot of smoke. As John (Millsbomber) has already said, the bodies are/were filled with pitch, leaving enough room for the fuze and gaine pot, open to the bottom. (presumably the hole was sealed with wax paper or something of the kind). Now wouldn't it be possible to fill the gaine with a smoke emmitting compound, so it produced a brief 'puff' of smoke as the fuze functioned?

    If indeed this is possible, then it would then indicate that these were used either for the testing of the fuzes (as EOD has suggested) or for showing the impact of fuzes on the range- without dropping 'live' versions (which in the case of the SD2 would be unwise!!)

    Very interesting discussion on these..........(and thankyou for all comments made), would be nice to know for sure what these are.

    regards Kev

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    Here's my restored one, does any one know the dimensions of the screws for the arming wire to fuse fitting,,,,, Dave

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