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(41)A Mechanical Clockwork Fuze

DATA:
Bombs Used In: SD 2B butterfly bombs.
Color: Unpainted.
Material: Alloy casing, steel and brass mechanism.
Arming Times: 2.9 to 3.5 seconds.
Principal Markings: (41)A cot; AZ (impact), Zeit (aerial burst).
Secondary Markings: Z/42.

DESCRIPTION:
The operation of the (41)A is the same as the operation of the (41). The (41)A differs from the (41) in three waysL The (41)A is held inthe SD 2B by means of a bayonet joint and U-shaped securing strips, The vanes are V-shaped and have a greater pitch thatn the vanes of the (41). The detent is in the shape of a truncated cone instead of a cylinder. This shape is associated with the "all-ways" action. The spring holding this detent is stronger than the spring in the (41) and therefore this fuze is less sensitive.

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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