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    Anyone recognize this fuze?

    I recently found this shell, which I reported and has been dealt with. I thought that it had been fired with a transit plug as the fuze was not like anything I had seen before but it was attached to the shell so I did not clean it up to get a better look.
    I have since discovered a relic fuze of the same type, no visible markings, of steel construction, I believe it was fitted to a 105mm shell of ww2 maybe American? possibly HE.

    Anyone recognise it? I don't think it was a very reliable fuze as I have since noticed another two shells, which again have been reported and detonated.

    Thanks in advance, as I'm sure one of you will know!

    Colin
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    It's an American shell and fuze. It is the standard U.S. PD/SQ fuze and is missing it's windscreen. There are similar photos here on BOCN.

    The M51 series is an example.
    Last edited by HAZORD; 18th May 2017 at 11:11 PM.
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