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    Millsbomber's one seems to be B 2 - very nice though and would love one in my collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millsbomber View Post
    Well iv been looking through my incen examples and only found one with a Z marking as pictures, i have seen examples with a red Z painted on the body and fuse could these be the incendarys that were strapped to the bomb tails ???

    Good point!

    Maybe im displaying mine with the wrong tails then?
    I do have an elongated set like those shown. Hard to find though.

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    To get back on topic,i took a trip to my collecting room tonight and found a bit of a startling revelation.

    I decided to have another closer look at those Z marked and made a little discovery...
    After placing all three together on the deck and liberally applied some talc-powder to highlight the stamps,here is what i found..
    All 3 seem to be made at the same time in 1938 and 2 of them are sisters out of the same batch!!
    Although acquired years(and miles) apart,the two right hand units are twins!

    Im a lot happier than i was early on tonight,believe me....

    best

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    The last picture in the last post shows just how close the one on the extreme left unit was to batch 233. It was also made in 1938.
    But,then filling caps shown are not the ones that attached the exploder to?.
    I personally think that these were mass produced with the Z on and were used generally? I suppose finding a Z on the body would certainly confuse the enemy and keep fire-fighters at bay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by waffenamt View Post
    The last picture in the last post shows just how close the one on the extreme left unit was to batch 233. It was also made in 1938.
    But,then filling caps shown are not the ones that attached the exploder to?.
    I personally think that these were mass produced with the Z on and were used generally? I suppose finding a Z on the body would certainly confuse the enemy and keep fire-fighters at bay?

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    waff
    Hear is my theory for what it is worth,now the standard ib had the ally screw cap on the end which was removable.

    The exploding tail version had a two peice cup and gaine which replaced that ally screw plug.

    I suspect although these are Z marked,they were never armed up as tail bangers and hense the screw cap stayed in place.

    Although that could be changed if i manage to get the right parts for the ends
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    Although that could be changed if i manage to get the right parts for the ends
    PM sent

    regards Kev

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    Paul, nice set, it is time for you for play lotto.

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    Cheers Gents,

    What are the chances of finding sisters after all these years?
    I think Mig has a good idea and i shall indeed pop a couple of quid on a lotto ticket later!

    best

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    If you win I hope you will remember me...

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    I have been looking for a complete one of these, any for sale? shawn_bilger@yahoo.com

 

 
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