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  1. #21
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    My thanks to PeterC, ron3350, and apfsds for your kind words. I have been collecting since 1979 when I was in the 7th grade. It can get expensive, especially when chasing the rarest items, but many of these are significant artifacts which deserve to be preserved and shared with future generations.
    The Japanese Gyroscope is a Type 98 which was the final refinement before the end of the war. From what I can find on it, the design was highly efficient and accurate.
    Pat

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    I have a few Japanese torpedo gyros! Love them and they are a testament to engineering perfection! In the beginning of WW2, Japan had the most accurate torpedoes due to their phenomenal gyros. PURE PRECISION

    Jason

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    Pat! Great collection!! Fine collection of Japanese ord! I’m on Facebook, look for the “Japanese wwii ordnance collectors” page!

    https://m.facebook.com/groups/334672...&source=result

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    Wow I think I strained my eyes going over all those pictures with a magnifying glass. Great great great. Obviously you have been a life long collector. Same here.

    Jim
    JapaneseOrdnanxe(at)Yahoo.com

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    I see that Japanese Navy aerial bomb! Super! Tell us about the depth charge. US Navy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCB99 View Post
    I see that Japanese Navy aerial bomb! Super! Tell us about the depth charge. US Navy?
    Hello Jim,
    It's great to hear from you! Thanks for the kind words. I have been at it a while, but my selection of inert Japanese items pales in comparison to yours!

    The Depth Charge is a U.S. Navy model. The data plate reads: DEPTH CHARGE CASE MK VI 3-20-43 BEATRICE STEEL TANK MFG. CO
    The two main manufacturers of depth charge cases and depth bombs were Beatrice steel tank mfg. co. and Rheem Corporation (the water heater company) which makes sense.
    Beatrice opened in 1911 and closed in 2009. Their production was mainly military from 1941 - 1945.
    100_7515.jpg100_7547.jpg100_7546 1.jpg100_7546.jpg

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    Great collection! I'm well impressed! Marvelous job.

    Regards, Menno.

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    Great collection and an excellent display!! Well Done.

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