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    Sd2 instructional bomb

    Hear we have a reasonable example of a butterfly bomb with
    a purposely blanked of fuse section.

    It still has the conventional arming spindle attached on to the fuse
    top,but that is all that remains where the fuse once was.


    All the springs are good and there is some minor tin worm on one of the wings.

    Just thought i would give it an airing whilst sorting out some stuff.
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    Sd2 instructional bomb
    Hear we have a reasonable example of a butterfly bomb with
    a purposely blanked of fuse section.

    It still has the conventional arming spindle attached on to the fuse
    top,but that is all that remains where the fuse once was.


    All the springs are good and there is some minor tin worm on one of the wings.

    Just thought i would give it an airing whilst sorting out some stuff.

    Very nice Phil,

    Always great to see them in original condition!!
    Whats the story with the blanked off fuze - (you say instructional) do you happen to know anything of its history?

    Thank you for showing,
    regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by butterfly View Post
    Very nice Phil,

    Always great to see them in original condition!!
    Whats the story with the blanked off fuze - (you say instructional) do you happen to know anything of its history?

    Thank you for showing,
    regards
    Kev
    Hi Kev
    I purchased this from Fuzeman a wee while ago and it is one of those items which could be only asumed that it was for instructional purposes
    as the blanking plate although unmarked is a very neat fit and looks to have been there for all time.

    the top spindle on the plate is original and has been fitted with care
    incorporating the original screws on the arming spindle.

    Steve might be able to shead more light on it but from what i can remember it was an unknown quantity,But still quite nice.

    Best phil

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    Thats a cracker my friend!

    Plenty of original paint on it. Are you restoring it further?

    cheers

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    Hi Kev
    I purchased this from Fuzeman a wee while ago and it is one of those items which could be only asumed that it was for instructional purposes
    as the blanking plate although unmarked is a very neat fit and looks to have been there for all time.

    the top spindle on the plate is original and has been fitted with care
    incorporating the original screws on the arming spindle.

    Steve might be able to shead more light on it but from what i can remember it was an unknown quantity,But still quite nice.

    Best phil

    Thanks for the background info Phil,

    I would assume that if any SD2's were recovered they would be in great demand by all those who were likely to come across them in their line of work. So it is quite probable that the fuze was removed and blanked so that it was obvious to all that it was for training and could no way be confused with a live variety.

    very interesting piece
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    Quote Originally Posted by waffenamt View Post
    Thats a cracker my friend!

    Plenty of original paint on it. Are you restoring it further?

    cheers

    waff
    Hi Bud

    This one will stay as it is due to the overall amount of paint remaining.
    It would be to tricky to start doing any paintwork on it without having
    to cover everything.

    Similar to your tails it displays nicely and would probo benefit from a coat of matt laquer spray to highlight the remaining paint and help preserve
    whats left

    I have been pondering all day but not on the SD2 as you well know

    Laters phil

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    I have been pondering all day but not on the SD2 as you well know

    Laters phil[/QUOTE]

    Oh thats all in hand my friend.

    Im off out on a job then i shall ring-a-ding you later.

    cheers

    waff

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    Quote Originally Posted by satan18 View Post
    Hear we have a reasonable example of a butterfly bomb with
    a purposely blanked of fuse section.

    It still has the conventional arming spindle attached on to the fuse
    top,but that is all that remains where the fuse once was.


    All the springs are good and there is some minor tin worm on one of the wings.

    Just thought i would give it an airing whilst sorting out some stuff.

    Very nice Phil, any chance of a close up of the bit where the fuze was.
    You could always try the rust remover solution that I'm always banging on about - if the paint is good then soak it for 24 hours and brush with a soft toothbrush, then dry it, job done.
    Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SG500 View Post
    Very nice Phil, any chance of a close up of the bit where the fuze was.
    You could always try the rust remover solution that I'm always banging on about - if the paint is good then soak it for 24 hours and brush with a soft toothbrush, then dry it, job done.
    Dave.
    No prob dave will add pic very soon.

    i am torn between the oxalic acid which i have just read about on the forum or the hamerite that you use,as they both seem to get very good results,and do reveal lots of hidden paint.

    Best phil

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    Hi Phil
    The fuze was originally used by the German fire workers and after the war? ended its day in a German museum , which decided to clear out their stock rooms, a few years ago i aquired from the source who had the job of disposing of it .i trying to remember the museum , but the old grey matter isnt functioning tonight.
    Steve
    NoComments please lol

 

 
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