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    BUTTERFLY BOMB - SD2 and M83 ' COLLECTION '

    Hello Everyone........


    ...I thought it was about time I posted a few photos of the SD2's and M83's that I have in my collection. These are not the easiest things to track down and the 'collection' has taken me a couple of decades to put together.

    The collection began with a single unit and through time, one became two and so on, growing steadily, though slowly, sometimes being put on the 'back burner' for a while, then added to again etc, etc.......... Then a couple of years ago I was very fortunate enough to 'stumble' across B.O.C.N. whilst doing re-search on the SD2's and I havent looked back since....... I have had the help of many members in my quest to add new items to my collection, and to all, I am truely grateful -THANKYOU !!
    (I am always looking !!!!)

    So enough of this rambling, here are the pics, I hope you like them,

    First up are a couple of shots of the complete SD2's I have.....

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    Next are the M83's (the American version of the German SD2)

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    Below ; my two examples of British-made 'dummy' SD2's - probably made for use by the A.R.P.

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    Finally ; some examples of relic 'as found' wing units - these will remain untouched within the collection

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    If anyone else has images of SD2's / M83's within their own collection, please feel free to post

    kind regards to all

    Kev

    ( PLEASE NOTE : All items shown are totally INERT and F.F.E. )
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    Blimey Kev how can anyone follow up a post like that!!. Awesome is a word that springs to mind.
    Attached come photos of my humble collection.
    Dave.

    M83 and SD 2 fuzes
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    M83
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    SD2 and British home guard version to right of first picture
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    All together
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    Dave,

    Wow!! You have an outstanding collection too, congratulations on amassing so much - thanks for showing!!

    Here is another photo showing a 'group shot'

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    regards Kev

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    Next year for mine boys,not much time at the mo but im sure you will likey. Thanks for the shows,very impressive and great to see.

    cheers

    waffy

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    Excellent stuff, Gentlemen, thanks for showing.

    @ butterfly: nomen est omen !

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    Nice collections guys.
    From the other extreme ,and the ends of the earth my solo contribution (probably should be in the relic section!)
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    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by kahu1 View Post
    Nice collections guys.
    From the other extreme ,and the ends of the earth my solo contribution (probably should be in the relic section!)
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    cheers
    Bob
    Thanks Bob that's great! In case you'd not worked it out that ones an early M83 wing set. The tiny brackets that hold on the end paddles are square just like the SD2's so are sometimes easily confused with them but the larger brake wing has the square holefor the clip to hold the wings together and also, although I may be wrong because its hard to make out in the photo, the wing cradle that the wings fit to is made of several pieces of metal rather than one piece, with the SD2's they only ever made them with one piece, with the M83's they could be either.
    Do you have any history on that one?
    Keep the photos coming guys.
    Dave.

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    Thanks for the info .
    This was supposedly found in a German forest so makes sense it'd be American!

    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by kahu1 View Post
    Thanks for the info .
    This was supposedly found in a German forest so makes sense it'd be American!

    cheers
    Bob
    Thanks Bob that makes it even more interesting. The M83's were developed in WW2 but I've not managed to track down evidence of their use and where. I wonder if anyone else out there has proof of their use against the Germans?

    Dave.

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    Thanks Dave,
    So were the M83's an American reverse engineered SD2 or is there some other common factor in their development?

    Bob

 

 
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