wehrmacht awards


Go Back   Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums > Wehrmacht Uniforms and Equipment > Large Ordnance Forum

Large Ordnance Forum Artillery shells, bombs, grenades, mortar rounds, fuzes, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

Old 12-08-2017, 03:27 AM   #16
WWIIBuff
Association Member
 
WWIIBuff's Avatar
 
WWIIBuff is offline
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: White Mountains, Arizona
Posts: 3,819
Default

This "cutaway" example came out of the fantastic SD-2 collection of the late Kevan "Butterfly" Hinson.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20171204_004647 web.jpg (177.0 KB, 281 views)
__________________
My Meager Collection: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=464072

Last edited by WWIIBuff; 12-08-2017 at 03:52 AM.
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-08-2017, 03:31 AM   #17
WWIIBuff
Association Member
 
WWIIBuff's Avatar
 
WWIIBuff is offline
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: White Mountains, Arizona
Posts: 3,819
Default

This example shows how the SD-2's were packed inside their container. Once the container opened and the SD-2's were disbursed, the wings would open and spin the arming vein attached to the fuze, thus arming it before it hit the ground.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20171204_011444 web.jpg (196.5 KB, 290 views)
__________________
My Meager Collection: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=464072
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-08-2017, 03:34 AM   #18
WWIIBuff
Association Member
 
WWIIBuff's Avatar
 
WWIIBuff is offline
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: White Mountains, Arizona
Posts: 3,819
Default

A couple SD-2 fuzes including another Z.(70)B anti-handling fuze. The fuze in the back is an early "screw-in" Z.(41) impact fuze.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20171204_005914 web.jpg (206.8 KB, 291 views)
__________________
My Meager Collection: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=464072

Last edited by WWIIBuff; 12-08-2017 at 03:53 AM.
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-08-2017, 03:40 AM   #19
WWIIBuff
Association Member
 
WWIIBuff's Avatar
 
WWIIBuff is offline
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: White Mountains, Arizona
Posts: 3,819
Default

One of the largest and most damaging raids using the SD-2 was on the British town of Grimsby in June of 1943. Many people were killed because the did not know what the bombs were and they made the fatal decision to touch them. As a result, the Home Office came up with warning posters like this one.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20171204_011006 web.jpg (169.7 KB, 293 views)
__________________
My Meager Collection: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=464072
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-08-2017, 10:31 AM   #20
Jeff V
Moderator
 
Jeff V's Avatar
 
Jeff V is offline
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 7,026
Default

Great stuff John! This is a wonderful thread, thanks to everyone who posted.
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-08-2017, 11:38 AM   #21
whsammler
Member
 
whsammler's Avatar
 
whsammler is offline
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,092
Default

Another piece from my collection.

A Luftwaffe bomb fuze discharge tool...

It’s in relic condition but for $20 shipped from Russia, who am I to whinge.

I “cleaned” it up some by soaking in in concrete dissolver for a few hrs. This removed the corrosion etc.













  Reply With Quote

Old 12-08-2017, 01:45 PM   #22
WWIIBuff
Association Member
 
WWIIBuff's Avatar
 
WWIIBuff is offline
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: White Mountains, Arizona
Posts: 3,819
Default

Thanks nice. I've never seen one of those before. Please show a picture of the bottom as well.
__________________
My Meager Collection: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=464072
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-09-2017, 04:43 AM   #23
klarkon
Member
 
klarkon's Avatar
 
klarkon is offline
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Czech Republic
Posts: 735
Default

WWIIBuff - This is " Kurzschlußstecker "
http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=714048

Bottom :


Kurzschlußstecker I.modell
http://www.harryszuenderecke.de/inde...sstecker-1-mod
  Reply With Quote

Danger UXB - Show Us Your German Aerial Bombs, Bomb Disposal, And Related Items...
Old 12-09-2017, 06:51 AM   #24
whsammler
Member
 
whsammler's Avatar
 
whsammler is offline
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,092
Default Danger UXB - Show Us Your German Aerial Bombs, Bomb Disposal, And Related Items...

Some shots of the bottom of mine.

KLARKON as always thanks for the info. You’re the best





  Reply With Quote

Old 12-09-2017, 01:39 PM   #25
WWIIBuff
Association Member
 
WWIIBuff's Avatar
 
WWIIBuff is offline
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: White Mountains, Arizona
Posts: 3,819
Default

Thanks guys, I always enjoy seeing a new item I did not know about. Now there is one more thing on my list that I need to add to the collection.

Thanks for the link to Harry's page klarkon, of course he would have one, he has everything.
__________________
My Meager Collection: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=464072
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-09-2017, 04:34 PM   #26
pete
Member
 
pete's Avatar
 
pete is offline
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Europe
Posts: 2,395
Default

Very cool....I've seen our crab tree, never saw theirs though!

P
  Reply With Quote

Danger UXB
Old 12-21-2017, 04:02 PM   #27
Grossfuss
Association Member
 
Grossfuss is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: South of England
Posts: 1,191
Default Danger UXB

Hello again,

Been digging through the old photos and scanned a couple at our local library with the help of our daughter, one of the staff!

First are the 50Kg SD and the 250 SD, as described earlier, with the Winchester Council paint removed and sitting outside the back door of our first home - with a couple of smaller pieces. As said before, the 250 can be seen in Richard Heaume's Occupation Museum in Guernsey.

Second is the 50Kg under new ownership in Devon with the fins my late pal obtained in a Bristol antique shop - This photo dates from the hot summer of '76.

In the box of photos is a 7.92mm 15-round card box and therein is a small piece of TNT that I still have from the 50 Kg. It had been emptied by hand with a chisel, or similar, and there was still some TNT in the nose under the fuse pocket where the disarmer couldn't reach!

Regards,

Grossfuss
Attached Images
File Type: jpg B1 002 (1024x967) (2).jpg (64.5 KB, 244 views)
File Type: jpg B2 002 (1024x1017) (2).jpg (86.5 KB, 244 views)
  Reply With Quote

Danger UXB
Old 12-21-2017, 04:10 PM   #28
Grossfuss
Association Member
 
Grossfuss is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: South of England
Posts: 1,191
Default Danger UXB

Hi,

First photo is of a "big-un" which used to be on display at Fort Widley on Portsdown Hill above Portsmouth when it was a museum.

Second photo was taken behind a hangar at the museum at RAF Cosford where I was taking my technical course, again in the summer of '76. I found this large SC bomb and, with the help of the chap in the photo, snapped it alongside our long-suffering A35. Sadly, I had to roll it back inside - this one wouldn't fit in the car!

Regards,

Grossfuss
Attached Images
File Type: jpg B3 001 (1024x1002) (2).jpg (73.6 KB, 240 views)
File Type: jpg B4 001 (1002x1024).jpg (58.4 KB, 240 views)
  Reply With Quote

Danger UXB
Old 12-21-2017, 04:29 PM   #29
Grossfuss
Association Member
 
Grossfuss is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: South of England
Posts: 1,191
Default Danger UXB

Finally - after reading "A Cold Blooded Business" as a schoolboy I've had a lifelong interest in German aerial ordnance. It was that book which engendered a long term desire for an SD2 which has only be realised in the last couple of years. I still haven't managed to find a mint one yet.

Naturally, on my "bucket list" was the longing to find a UXB - not unusual surely! Around 1993 or 94 a small group of us re-dug the crash site of a Ju87 shot down on 18th August 1940 at Chidham in West Sussex. We got down to the bottom of a previous dig which took place in the 70's (in "The Blitz - Then and Now") and there was nothing to be found. Undaunted we moved the digger to one side of the first hole and not far below the surface we found the corroded remains of magnesium fins with traces of red paint - SD! Shortly followed by the two under-wing bombs depicted!

At this point we had to stop and the RAF were informed, arriving later in the day. Naturally I hoped the bombs would be steamed empty but, sadly they were cracked open with a controlled explosion. I still have my part of one casing, while my pal Ian, who organised the dig, had the larger remains of the other. On an earlier reconnaissance visit, while walking the ploughed field, without using a detector, Ian paused, said "Here's a good bit" and picked up the silver back of an EK1 from one of the crew from the surface of a field which had been farmed for over 50 years!

Thanks for your time!

Grossfuss
Attached Images
File Type: jpg B5 001 (1024x701).jpg (135.9 KB, 243 views)
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-21-2017, 11:05 PM   #30
Jeff V
Moderator
 
Jeff V's Avatar
 
Jeff V is offline
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 7,026
Default

Great pics!
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






vBulletin skins developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright Wehrmacht-Awards.com