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Posted: 3/27/2006 1:07:29 PM EDT


do you know what type of gun this dummy / trainer ordnance was used for?

is it a WWII training fuze? was it used in artillery or for tank guns, etc?
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 1:12:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2006 1:14:42 PM EDT by JIMBEAM]
VT fuze for 105mm I think.

M565?
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 1:17:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2006 1:19:14 PM EDT by pzjgr]
Yeah, I agree, 105mm fuze IIRC....

Although Mk designations are typically Navy...but it does look just like the dummy fuze in my 105mm dummy round sitting 8 feet in front of me....
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 1:19:38 PM EDT
Offhand, it is a Mechanical Time fuze, most probably fired from a Artillery tube not a tank gun. Probably used for airbursting a munition such as HE, WP, flare, etc. Will find the correct info in a bit.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 1:23:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2006 1:24:04 PM EDT by DienBienPhu54]
the guy I got it from says it's a WWII MK22 3" in practice fuze?
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 1:29:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2006 1:33:25 PM EDT by JIMBEAM]
http://www.de220.com/Armament/3%20Inch/3Inch50.htm

Maybe for a 3" naval gun.


http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=www.colemans.com/htmlpics/2054.gif&imgrefurl=www.colemans.com/ordnance.htm&h=70&w=36&sz=2&tbnid=_b8FCJoJQXwgwM:&tbnh=66&tbnw=33&hl=en&start=3&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmk%2B22%2Bfuse%26svnum%3D10%26hl­%3Den%26lr%3D
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 1:31:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:
the guy I got it from says it's a WWII MK22 3" in practice fuze?



That makes some sense, as I said a Mk designation is usually Navy, it could be a dummy fuze for a Navy 3" 50cal projectile....probably about the same size fuze as for a 105mm howitzer...
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 3:42:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2006 3:44:02 PM EDT by eodtech2000]
From Ordnance Pamphlet 1664 28 May 1947


Mk 22 Mods 0-6 (Obsolescent)

Projectiles used in: 3"/28/50 A.A. and Ill.
4"/50 H.C. (H.C. = High Capacity for the non-ordnance types)

Description: The mechanism for this fuze is
very similar to that described for the Nose
Time Fuze Mk 18. In the Mk 22, however, the
centrifugal weights do not have "kick-off"
springs, and the Mk 22 is slot-set instead of
lug-set, as the Mk 18. Also, the Mk 22 is very
similar to the Army M43A8.
Mods 4, 5, and 6 are identical, but are made
by different manufacturers.


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