Artillery Fuze or Rocket Nose cone?

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Artillery Fuze or Rocket Nose cone?

Post by Tracer » 26 Mar 2004 08:01

Hi volks,

came across the following on ebay..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... egory=4078

the buyer thinks it's a rocket part.. I'd say artillery shell fuze..

opinions?

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Post by Bjørn A. » 26 Mar 2004 13:47

Hi I think also that this is a artillery shell fuse, and not a part of a rocket.
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Post by SES » 28 Mar 2004 15:32

It is a shell fuze no doubt. One can see how it is split into 3 parts in order to allow for timing. Prob. a fuze from a Flak shell - if indeed it is German.
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Hope the charge has been removed 8O

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Post by Tracer » 29 Mar 2004 06:56

The seller sent me a description of the markings.. let's see if anyone can make any sense of these...

"The first line in the lower section starts with a capital E. The following
four characters look like they could be lower case o's, I can't see the upper half of the characters, they could be 6's too, or something else. Then there's a capital Z and a Capital S. Then a forward slash. The next two characters are either capital C's or large zeros, something like that. Then there's either a blank or a character I can't see. The last letter seems to be a lower case g.

So the first number looks something like this: EooooZS/CC_g

The next line starts with a captital E, then a blank, then a lower case c (I think) and a lower case a. Then a large zero, I think. Then to the right of that about five spaces are blank. Then it says 1944 very clearly.

So it looks like this:

E ca0 1944

The other side of the piece there is the number 6 all by itself.

Those are all the markings I see."

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Well... that's cleared *that* up then... ;)

-cheers

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Post by Erik E » 29 Mar 2004 12:09

Z.S usually means "Zunderlaufzeit sekunden" (Fuse delay in seconds)
It should be followed by a number giving the delay. (E.g 30 or 45)

Fg (If there could be an F there???) means "Fliehgewichtsantrieb" which (in short) is a self destruction mechanism used on AA shells.

It looks very similar to a drawing of Uhrwerkzeitzunder ZT.Z.S/30 for 88 and 105mm flak!

EE

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Post by Zünder » 12 May 2004 08:55

This is a very rare one indeed....

it's a steel Dopp. Z. S/30 Fg 1, Doppelzünder S 30 (30 seconds, max) Fliehgewichtsantrieb 1.
Used in all kinds of HE rounds, ranging from 8,8 to 12,8 cm's.

It's both a mechanical impact fuze as well as a time fuze.

I wish i would have known about this auction, i have been looking for one for years, and 10 $ is a real bargain !





Zünder,


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