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3 inch no 152 a {Australia] fuse


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Hello not sure if this has been mentioned before. In 1942 while pushing the Japanese back over the Owen Stanley ranges in New Guinea Australian troops were supplied with free-dropped ammunition supplies ie no paracute. When the 3" and 4.2"mortar rounds were dropped the detent spring was loosened allowing the detent to move thus making the round live [ normally the firing of the mortar allows the detent to move thus arming the round in flight]. Unfortunatly a few motar crews were killed before this was realized. The mortars were not used until new fuses were aquired. Changes were made to the No 152 Please see attached data sheet and a pic on a 152a cap I have Regards Daryl


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