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    Fuse identify

    I need to identify this aerial bomb fuse.
    Its functioning is equal to the Nš 16 Cooper.
    Thanks.Esp_peq_4.jpgEsp_peq_3.jpgEsp_peq_1.jpgEsp_peq_2.jpg
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    Hi Guendis

    It looks a lot like a No 7 Fuze/No 16 Pistol used in the 20 lb Cooper bomb, but the body has a different profile. Are there any markings on it? Markings on the No 16 Pistol were embossed into the cast body, but I cannot see anything like that on your photos. The bomb has a single British suspension lug, but I don't recognise it. Do you know anything about the bomb? Where did it come from?

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    eodda

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    Hello Eodda:
    The fuse has no marks, its functioning is equal to the Nš 16, but its not exterior aspect, not even its thread has anything in common.
    This bomb, as well as the Cooper 20 lb. bomb and the RFC 230 lb., they were copied by the Company "Talleres de Guernica" from the year 1926 and they used by the Spanish Naval Aeronautics.
    I think that, both the bomb and the fuse were developed from the Cooper bomb.
    The bomb weighs 25 kg.
    I put comparison photos between both bombs and leaflet of 1928 of this company.
    A greeting


    Guendis


    Hispania Cooper 20 lb.jpgBombas Hispania.jpgHispana 25 kg.jpg
    Last edited by guendis; 29th March 2014 at 11:13 AM.

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    Hi Guendis

    That's very interesting. I didn't know that those British bombs had been copied by a Spanish company, therefore I don't know anything about the fuze!!

    Regards

    eodda

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    Thank you Eoodda:
    The motive of requesting information of this fuse is if a similar British fuse existed.
    "Talleres de Guernica" copy the Nš 16 and I thought that it should copy this one.
    It is seen that it is a model developed from 16.


    Greetings

    Guendis

 

 

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