WW2 AAA fuse fragment ID help please

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WW2 AAA fuse fragment ID help please

Post by greenhout » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:09 pm

Found this on Saturday. It's clearly a AAA fuse piece. 0 - 28 with quarter graduations. Made from brass. Can anyone help me with the id? I have looked online but nothing seems to quite match. Cheers

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Re: WW2 AAA fuse fragment ID help please

Post by sweepstick47 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:29 pm

Welcome to the forum ::g

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Re: WW2 AAA fuse fragment ID help please

Post by Johnnn » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:33 pm

Hi GH,
Type 199 ,here are some complete ones,.....HH....Johnnn
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Re: WW2 AAA fuse fragment ID help please

Post by greenhout » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:19 pm

Ok, read and understood. Thanks fir the identification. Dug up just to the west of Challock, Kent. Not sure where the nearest battery was to this spot. The info i have says that local AA was 40mm light.

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Re: WW2 AAA fuse fragment ID help please

Post by MilitaryMetalMagnut » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:55 pm

Welcome to the forum. ::g

+1 for a No.199 fuze. ::g
The No.199 was used on the 3.7 inch AA gun, so you should find plenty more bits and pieces around there!
greenhout wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:19 pm
Ok, read and understood. Thanks fir the identification. Dug up just to the west of Challock, Kent. Not sure where the nearest battery was to this spot. The info i have says that local AA was 40mm light.
Not all AA batteries were the concrete sort, some like the 40mm and 3.7 inch could also be temporarily mounted placements. The gun could be mounted on a wheeled chassis and ‘unfolded’ once at the firing site, leaving no trace of it having been there on the ground (unlike a concrete foundation firing platform). ::g

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