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    Bomb Transport plugs?

    Hi Guys,

    Latest visit to a local WW2 base & found these. They were found at a location where the fusing point buildings used to stand. Have found quite a few now, generally on the surface. Are they transport plugs? If so any idea from what
    Any halp very much appreciated
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    What is the diameter of the threaded part? U.S. bombs had shipping plugs in the nose and tail fuze wells to prevent them from getting filled with anything other than a fuze and to protect the threads. Typically the U.S. ones were hex head made from bar stock with a threaded diameter of 2 inches.
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    Hi there, thank you for your fast reply.
    Yes the thread diameter is spot on 2"
    Hope this helps

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    Your plugs appear to be U.K. Many artillery projectiles are also threaded with the 2 inch thread and I've seen plugs like yours on projectiles.

    I'm thinking the U.K. bomb collecting guys on BOCN can give you better feedback on your specific plugs.
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    Ok great stuff,
    Thank you for your help, hopefully someone will know

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    I think there 3" Mortar transit plugs,

    Dave www.millsgrenades.co.uk

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    That sounds good to me, I dont spose you have any links for those, I have been looking & have checked your link, but nothing for No28

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    The only reason i say there from 3" Mortars is that i used to dig them up on a Motar range.

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    Ahh I see, these were found right on top of the fusing point area, although it's approx 150 - 200m from MG - cannon range. Gonn apop down there again soon, so i'll see what I can dig up with a detector this time

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    I also found them on a airfield in Holland used bye the RAF but forgot where they where on
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