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British Fuzes

British Fuzes
Describes those fuzes used and made by the British.


British Hotchkiss fuze Viewed: 2515 Times

 

Describes the base fuze called the "Hotchkiss".
 
 
Created on: May 25, 2006
  British Hotchkiss

British fuzes a general introduction Viewed: 11770 Times
 
Gives a brief overview of British fuzes.
 
Created on: May 25, 2006
British fuzes, general introduction

British fuze percussion 430 and 431 Viewed: 1944 Times

 

Describes two fuzes that are similar in construction and function.
 
 
Created on: May 25, 2006
  British Fuze percussion No. 430 and 431

British fuze numbers Viewed: 3051 Times
 
Details the numbering system used by the British on their fuzes.
 
Created on: May 25, 2006
British Fuze numbers

British fuze detonators Viewed: 4636 Times

 

Describes some detonators used in British fuzes.
 
 
Created on: May 25, 2006
  British Fuze detonators

British fuze No. 152 PD Viewed: 2815 Times
 
A description of the mortar fuze No. 152.
 
Created on: Jun 16, 2006
British Fuze PD No 152

British fuze base percussion large No. 16 Viewed: 1977 Times

 

This fuze was used in naval shells 5.5 inch and above.
 
 
Created on: Mar 10, 2008
  British Base perc large No. 16 D Mk IV N

British fuze base L24A2 and L19A4 Viewed: 2243 Times
 
These two fuzes belong in the group of fuzes that were numbered using a simplified system. They were used in 76 to 120mm shells.
 
Created on: Mar 10, 2008
British fuze base L24A2 and L19A4

British fuze percussion DA, graze and delay No. 410

 

This fuze was used in 76 to 84mm shells and had a bet each way as it was designed to function on either impact, graze or time.
 
 
Created on: Mar 10, 2008
 

British fuze DA impact No. 18 Viewed: 2160 Times
 
A very early impact fuze dating to 1910 and it was used in the then new Lyddite filled shell up to 14 inch naval.
 
Created on: Mar 10, 2008
British fuze DA impact No. 18

British fuze DA impact No. 45P Viewed: 1804 Times

 

Introduced in 1920 this fuze is the No. 45 but with the magazine filled with gunpowder.
 
 
Created on: Mar 10, 2008
  British fuze DA impact No. 45P

British fuze base percussion medium No. 303 Viewed: 1779 Times
 
This fuze was used in the HE projectile colloquially known as the "Flying dustbin"
 
Created on: Mar 10, 2008
British fuze perc base medium No. 303

British fuze percussion DA L17A3 Viewed: 2145 Times

 

This fuze was used 76mm Armoured Car HE-T shell.
 
 
Created on: Mar 10, 2008
  British Fuze perc DA L17A3

British fuze percussion DA No. 161 Viewed: 2820 Times
 
A very simple fuze used in mortar HE shells.
 
Created on: Mar 10, 2008
British fuze perc DA No. 161

British fuze percussion DA No. 131 Viewed: 1962 Times

 

A very early and sensitive fuze for use against aircraft.
 
 
Created on: Mar 10, 2008
  British fuze percussion  DA No 131

British fuze DA No. 106 Viewed: 1704 Times
 
This fuze shows the thinking common when it was developed. It uses a fly-off tape as part of the arming system.
 
Created on: Mar 10, 2008
British fuze percussion  DA No. 106

British fuze percussion No. 101 Viewed: 2345 Times

 

This fuze was used in a large range of shells from 2.75 inch to 18 inch.
 
 
Created on: Mar 11, 2008
  British fuze percussion DA No 101

British fuze DA No. 162 Viewed: 2843 Times
 
Similar to the 152 fuze this was used in 4.2 inch, 3 inch and 81mm mortar projectiles.
 
Created on: Mar 11, 2008
British fuze percussion DA No 162

British fuze percussion with cap No. 17 Viewed: 1816 Times

 

This fuze was used during WWI in the then new Lyddite filled shells.
 
 
Created on: Mar 11, 2008
  British fuze percussion DA No. 17 with cap

British fuze percussion DA No. 117 Viewed: 2475 Times
 
A long serving fuze used throughout WWII and Korea.
 
Created on: Mar 11, 2008
British fuze percussion DA No. 117

British fuze percussion DA No. 363 Viewed: 1959 Times

 

Introduced in 1940 for use in 12 inch road artillery.
 
 
Created on: Mar 11, 2008
  British fuze percussion DA No. 363

British fuze percussion DA with cap No. 44 Viewed: 2048 Times
 
Introduced in 1913 this the first fuze to use a centrifugally operated shutter.
 
Created on: Mar 11, 2008
British fuze percussion DA with cap No. 44

British fuze time No. 25 15 second Viewed: 2017 Times

 

This fuze was used exclusively in star shell in the land service.
 
 
Created on: Mar 11, 2008
  British fuze time 15 sec No. 25

British fuze time and percussion No. 213 Viewed: 3874 Times
 
This fuze was used in HE and bursting smoke role in 25pr, 5.5 inch and 7.2 inch ammunition
 
Created on: Mar 11, 2008
British fuze time and perc No. 213 Mk 5

British fuze time and percussion and graze No. 221B Viewed: 3087 Times

 

This fuze was used in smoke, flare, Illuminating and chemical shell in 25pr and 5.5 inch ammunition.
 
 
Created on: Mar 11, 2008
  British fuze time and percussion graze No. 221B

British fuze time No. 198 Viewed: 1918 Times
 
An interwar fuze used in naval star shell. I was adopted in 1925.
 
Created on: Mar 11, 2008
British fuze time No. 198 Mk II

British fuze time No. 206 Viewed: 3628 Times

 

This fuze used a German clockwork mechanism made under licence and it was used in naval and land service AA shells.
 
 
Created on: Mar 11, 2008
  British fuze time No. 206 Mk I

British fuze time No. 390 Viewed: 2883 Times
 
This fuze was used 105mm, 76mm, 20pr and 3 inch smoke shells.
 
Created on: Mar 11, 2008
British fuze time No. 390

British fuze time No. 400 Viewed: 2601 Times

 

Introduced in 1925 as a time fuze for naval star shell.
 
 
Created on: Mar 11, 2008
  British fuze time No. 400

British fuze percussion No. 247 Viewed: 3360 Times
 
This fuze was originally designed for use in the No.69 grenade but was later applied to other grenades.
 
Created on: Mar 11, 2008
British percussion  No. 247 allways

British fuze time and percussion No. 81 Viewed: 2907 Times

 

This fuze was introduced in 1909 for naval service.
 
 
Created on: Mar 11, 2008
  British Tiime & percussion No. 81

British fuze time and percussion No. 80 Viewed: 3402 Times
 
This fuze was introduced in 1905 and used a German designed combustion time system. It was the first of the new 2 inch fuze hole gauge.
 
Created on: Mar 11, 2008
British Time & Perc No 80




 
 
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