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    British Limpet mine

    Hello, i found this items on the Detling show last week, very happy Ben
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    Nice one Ben, congrats!

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    very nice find there
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    Nice one Ben, very good. I wonder who got the other one. I understand it was a slightly different type.
    Dave.

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    Hi Ben, Though mines are not among what I collect, I know what I like and I really like this one. It is a beauty, good snag.....Dano

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    Rigid Limpet Mark I

    Quote Originally Posted by Fjordhouse View Post
    Hello, i found this items on the Detling show last week, very happy Ben
    Nice to see a Mk I (or IA) Rigid Limpet. Development started on them in 1941 as a replacement for the MD1 versions. Early experiments were done at SOE Station IX (Welwyn) and Portsmouth dockyard but the substantial progress was acheived at Station XII (Aston House). There are a number of experimental variations but the first 'production' type had 10 magnets quickly replaced by the six magnet version (the Mark I) when the Alcomax magnet came along. The Mark IA differs from the Mark I simply by the addition of a rubber sealing washer in the filling cap. The 'more common' Mark II has a well underneath to take an anti-removal switch. A Mark III was designed at the end of 1943 which had a large filler cap at each end. Development of the Mark III ceased in 1944 and I don't believe any were issued to the field. Just 33,500 of the British Rigid Limpet were manufactured during the war. I say British because the Americans made a copy for use by OSS, it had a plastic body and frame.


    [Ref HS7 Files at PRO]
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    Nice info Norman, Thanks for it
    Regards Madbomber

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    Norman, you are a star, Ben

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    Today i finally got a Magnet for my Limpet MkII which was missing one from the day i got this, Thank You Bonnex, 2 additional pictures of the set i have, still need anti removal switch for the well or blanking plug, the protection plate is for a Mk1 i need and plate with hole in for fitting the anti removal switch, im not sure if my life span can for fill the last 2 wants ,,,,,,, Dave

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    Very nice piece of kit, worth the wait I think.

 

 
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