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J-Feder 504


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Hello together,
I want to share some pictures of a cutaway from me, the 21-day sabotage timer " J-Feder 504 " used by the Germans during WW II.
Mrfuze, USA


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these are undoubtedly some of the most beautiful pictures I ever saw in my life!
Thanks a lot, MrFuze :top:
J-Feder 504 - More info!

This is the igniter which set off the charge that blew up the Naples post office. on the 7th Oct, 1943. It was basement of the Post Office in Naples. It was more of a terrorist act than a tactical or strategic plan. Many were killed. Time & Life Magazine even wrote an article on it.

Here are some links referring to the time bomb that exploded on the 7th Oct, 1943:

[ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1943_Naples_post_office_bombing"]1943 Naples post office bombing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
Life Magazine:

Robert Capa, the world's most famous war photographer (he took the first
shots of US troops landing on the D-Day beaches armed only with his camera)
was in Naples at the time, and several photos were taken, and there was even
a movietone showreel made.

Capa's Naples photos ( now owned by the photography company Capa co-founded)
: http://www.magnumphotos.com/Archive/C.aspx?VP3=ViewBox_VPage&VBID=2K1HZOM4NI9GA&CT=Search&DT=image

What most people don't know is what type of bomb it was. I found the answer in an old Signal corps manual! It was a Feder-504 21-day clockwork
detonator, a very nasty but accurate weapon.