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(3) Mechanical Nose Impact Fuze

DATA:
Bombs Used In: 12 kg A/P SC10.
Color: Unpainted aluminum.
Material: Aluminum Alloy.
Possible Actions: Instantaneous or 6 second delay.
Arming Times: 2.5 seconds.
Principal Markings: AZC 10 (Hut) * (3).
Secondary Markings: Rh.S. 195 1939.

DESCRIPTION:
The upper body of the fuze is cone shaped. A suspension lug is the clock-work arming mechanism. Several recesses for screws, and spanner openings are cut into the lower part of the cone. A cylindrical piece, threaded to screw into the nose of the bomb, is formed with the lower
conical section. This cylindrical part is bored to recieve the primer housing which surrounds the striker channel. Below this is placed a fitting holding a powder train with a cap beneath and the base closed with a standard gaine.
  Desired setting is obtained by adjusting a grub screw which is screwed into the fuze body and interrupts the flash channel.

OPERATION:
  When the bomb is released from the container, the safety pin is withdrawn and releases a spring-loaded safety bolt which frees the hammer. The hammer is a part of the suspension lug. The removal of the safety pin releases the spring loaded safety bolt which engages the teeth on the pinion. As the safety bolt moves in a direction perpendicular to the plane of the paper, it rotates the pinion which in turn moves the gear train. When a recess on the safety bolt comes opposite the spring-loaded plunger, the plunger springs out disengaging the inertia striker thus arming the fuze. On impact the striker is forced downwards against the creep sprin


All information for this entry were acquired from Army Technical manual TM 9-1985-2/Air Force Technical Order TO 39B-1A-9 GERMAN EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE (Bombs, Fuzes, Rockets, Land Mines, Grenades & Igniters)

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