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    Is that the only fuze ... looking at the picture TARBELIN posted, there is a different fuze nomenclature. I am also wondering ifg they used other forms of the I-352 series. And what the differences might be.

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    This was the reason for my posting. The I-352V is confirmed (for the RTM variant) while any other "secondary source" is to be treated with caution as we should not forget that many people who examine ammunition and report about often mistake markings like lot numbers as for a designations (as happened before with Russian ordnance). What of course does not exclude that there are 2 different fuzes indeed. Images of real specimen might help to get closer to the truth of course.
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    I agree ... it gets difficult when looking at all of the possibilities. All images I have seen of these have the I-352V fuze. If someone has seen anything other than that it would be interesting to see the images.

    Maybe one day I will get a copy of the publication (Russian version) and see what they have to say about the fuzes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvollenberg View Post

    ...the publication (Russian version) and see what they have to say about the fuzes.

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    I referred to that.

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    Just found that there is also an "I-352" which is dated 1987 while the "I-352V" is dated 1988. Guess for the modification/switch of the fuze to the "V" variant we have now a more or less confirmed year.

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    I just finished reading the book "The Soviet Biological Weapons Program", in it they posted pics of the AO 2.5RT and RBK cluster suggesting the Soviets modified this sub to be a bio weapon. They went on to say that in the CIA project "Clear Vision" that was to see if they could build a soviet style bio lab, weaponize the agent and then load it in a weapons system (the book said they used a soviet style bio sub which they say looked like the AO 2.5). No good confirmation and their references left a little to be desired, but I could see how the AO 2.5rt could be modified.

    Have emails out to the two authors asking for clarification and better reference
    any live or dug ordnance shown in my posts was dealt with by EOD personell

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    Does anyone know what the main HE component of this sub is?

    Cheers

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    Explosive TG-40 (60% rdx / 40% tnt)

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    Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvollenberg View Post
    Does anyone have the Russian Manual for the AO 2.5 RT and Ao 2.5 RTM? I am looking for an actual full manual on these guys, but seem to be hitting dead ends.
    yes, these are

 

 
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