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    Just keeping photographs together, I posted some M83 photos here.

    http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/threads/97255-Help-!!!!

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    Hello Dave! Thanks for the top pictures !!!!!!
    Search always English and US Bomb Fuzes!

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    Thank you Pysall ,, sorry only just see the post,,


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    Label as requested.Attachment 130539

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    Hi,
    here is another....6908575_908083220.jpg

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    I picked this up today.
    Its obviously fairly old but is not what it seems at first sight.
    Its solid metal.
    It is very well made. The "fuze" is made from the same solid piece of metal and is not a separate item from the body.
    The stamping on the fuze is very odd
    The 4 x small holes on the rim are the same as the very unusual early 41 fuzes (see post 187 above) BUT The "70" stamping cannot possibly be correct as the 70 fuzes were only made in bayonet fitting not screw fitting. Also 70 fuzes did not exist, they were either 70A, 70B, 70B1 or 70B2
    It has stamped "AZ" and "ZEIT" which would be expected on a 41 fuze either side of circle that may be there to represent the switch.
    The arming spindle hole is too small to accept an arming spindle from a standard SD 2
    I don't know what the remainder of the markings mean.

    My opinion is its not a fake. By the look of the markings someone obviously had access to information or specimens of SD 2 fuzes but why would such obvious errors be stamped onto the object?

    Perhaps it is some sort of educational object made soon after the first SD 2's were dropped and there wasn't ready access to specimens. Someone has obviously gone to an enormous amount of effort to make it.

    Thoughts anyone?

    Dave.
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    It definitely looks period and from the typeface of the 4, certainly British. The Germans almost invariably used an "open" 4, while the British used a "closed" 4.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SG500 View Post
    Nobody is picking up where Kev left off on his book that I know of.

    Dave.
    Just to let you guys know, for the past 10 years I have been researching and writing a history of the Butterfly Bomb raids on Britain 1940-1945. Kev's book was a wider history of the SD2 and its use on all fronts, but my book is purely on its usage in Britain, listing the raids and the official response. I also include the use of other APBs, SD1 and SD10.

    I am a writer and journalist, with a regular column in Britain At War magazine on Militaria Collecting, plus three previous books on the British Home Front (another due next year) and have spoken on TV and radio about the subject. I have also collected related militaria for the last 30+ years.

    I have been a member of this forum for around 10 years now and talked/emailed/traded with Kev 2011-2016. Kev invited me to see his collection and we were arranging a time but it never happened. Like all on this forum, I'm still shocked at his passing and this forum is a lot quieter without him. Kev will be mentioned in a dedication in the foreword of my book. Similarly, I interviewed Eric Wakeling, also now passed on.

    I have a publisher but no publication date as yet, as I'm still undertaking the research: for supposedly 'limited' (it wasn't) usage over Britain, there's a lot of information to gather on these APB raids.

    All sources will be listed in the book.

    Thanks,

    Austin J. Ruddy.
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    I look forward to that book Austin, should be very interesting.

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