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    German WW1 10kg bomb fuze

    Does anyone have any section drawings of a German WW1 10kg bomb fuze.
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    There are different bombs - what type you are looking for - the P u W is a 12kg bomb f.e..

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    Quote Originally Posted by genkideskan View Post
    There are different bombs - what type you are looking for - the P u W is a 12kg bomb f.e..
    Hi,
    I only know the fuze as being for the 10kg HE bomb of WW1.
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    Hi Richard,

    Here's a thread that shows a section drawing for a P u W 12 kg bomb/fuse - I'm not 100% sure if there was a 10kg one, the 12kg may be the smallest(?) as the next size up was 50kg.

    http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/thread...rman-Fuse-type....

    Perhaps Harry (Fusse2004) can elaborate further?

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dronic69 View Post
    Hi Richard,

    Here's a thread that shows a section drawing for a P u W 12 kg bomb/fuse - I'm not 100% sure if there was a 10kg one, the 12kg may be the smallest(?) as the next size up was 50kg.

    http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/thread...rman-Fuse-type....


    Perhaps Harry (Fusse2004) can elaborate further?

    Cheers
    Drew
    Thanks Drew that's great. I got the "10kg bomb fuze" from Major Algrains book on German fuzes. He got that one wrong!!
    regards
    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dronic69 View Post
    I'm not 100% sure if there was a 10kg one, the 12kg may be the smallest(?) as the next size up was 50kg.
    of the P. u. W. Type it was the smallest. With 10 kg there were only the primitive "drop-shaped" Carbonit bombs.

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    Richard,

    Looking into this further, it does appear that a 10kg older style bomb was still used as an anti-ship bomb:

    Here's an extract and photo from a thread on the discussion on the typical bomb configuration:

    Another shot form Imrie's book, it shows an LVG B.I with 10 kg Carbonit bombs hung from the fuselage. I was starting to wonder if this configuration was even do-able on a tail dragger; yet here it is. My references state that the 10 kg Cabonit had a max length of 545 mm and a max diameter of 174 mm. Not so big after all . . .

    So, our speculative choices are:


    1. Six 12.5 kg PuW bombs, rack mounted under the fuselage and possibly extending onto the wings. This implies that every account where the bomb size is mentioned got it wrong -- mistaking the 12.5 kg PuWs for 10 kg. Imrie says the PuWs came available in July of 1916; the raid was in mid-November. Is it really possible that several months pass and people still don't know the size of the bombs they're using? Also, it would be good to see some evidence of six 12.5 kg PuWs hung beneath anything, just to see the rack configuration used.


    2. Six 10 kg Carbonit bombs hung by their tails from the fuselage. We know the MFAs had access to the 10 kg Carbonit because there are pictures of floatplanes rigged with them for anti-ship duty. And accounts of the London raid that refer to the bomb size always state it as 10 kg.

    Sorry I guess it still doesn't answer your original request for the fuse drawing......

    ***Thanks Stefan for the earlier clarification!***

    Cheers
    Drew
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    Thanks for the information Drew,
    Harrys drawing from 2010 post is a great help. I am currently taking one in my collection apart.
    Richard

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    Hello:
    I think that Richard refers to fuse of Carbonit bomb 10 kg.
    Photo and diagram of this fuse.




    Esp a1-1.jpgEsp a1-3.jpgEsp a1-2.jpgcarbonit 10-4.jpg








    Regards

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