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Lancaster Bomb Release Trigger Button 5D/534

Article about: I was interested to get my hands on this new old stock specimen, it's a trigger button (Air Ministry 5D/534) assembly with a female plug (Air Ministry 5C/457) minus the locking ring. Apparen

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    Default Lancaster Bomb Release Trigger Button 5D/534

    I was interested to get my hands on this new old stock specimen, it's a trigger button (Air Ministry 5D/534) assembly with a female plug (Air Ministry 5C/457), minus the locking ring.
    Apparently the 5D/534 button was used as a bomb release mechanism in a number of WW2 bombers (Lancaster etc), plus for different applications in other aircraft.
    Tested it with a multimeter on resistance mode and sure enough it still works fine.
    Interestingly the button housing is quite small (one inch overall) but it takes a huge force to depress the button, which makes sense when you want to avoid accidental triggering.

    Lancaster Bomb Release Trigger Button 5D/534
    Lancaster Bomb Release Trigger Button 5D/534
    Lancaster Bomb Release Trigger Button 5D/534
    Lancaster Bomb Release Trigger Button 5D/534

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    They are quite often on Evilbay.

    Cheers Mike

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    Lightbulb

    Yes, these are quite common but even so, an iconic addition to any WW2 airwar/Bomber Command collection

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    Quote by VERSUCH View Post
    They are quite often on Evilbay.

    Cheers Mike
    There was actually four on Ebay (including this one), so yeah, quite common.

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