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Article about: Hi, I had a dig at an airfield near my home but didnt have much time so two hours there. I only came up with a couple of items but need help to I.D them, One is a connection plug it is brass

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    Hi,
    I had a dig at an airfield near my home but didnt have much time
    so two hours there. I only came up with a couple of items but need help to I.D them, One is a connection plug it is brass and has two prongs that are broken. It also has a hairline crack to it there was the rubber pad with it, it is 1,3/4" long x 1" wide.
    The cartrige is aluminium 3,1/4" long x 1" wide the primer is missing. I also found a piece of molten aluminium these were all found behind a revetment, the piece of ally is really burned and could have come from an aircraft burning. hope you can help.
    dave.

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    Nice finds Panzer !

    I find loads of that melted stuff when I am detecting on airfields....drives me NUTS !

    The aluminium case is not going to be a cartridge....aluminium wasn't strong enough to take the forces........I believe You sure it's not steel/copper alloy ? Many of the ground dug cases I get look aluminium but aren't. Could be a 20mm case if it isn't aluminium.

    I found an electrical connector similar to yours early last year. Never did identify it !

    Steve T

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    Hi Dave, the plug I think could be off a wireless battery box.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    I agree with Ade the conector is a basic conection as it appears to only have 2 pins, power to a light or radio, nice little peice all the same.

    Rick

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    The Aluminum case could/should be from a Flare gun. As they were expendable, they were made out of cheap material. Danny

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    Whilst trying not to hijack this post I am still keen to hear if anyone can identify this light fitting which I retrieved from our farm close to the crash site of a german aircraft during the war.

    Any ideas identifying the part?

    Cheers

    TOM
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    With the external paint still visible on the item ... and the degree angle of the slit ... maybe a flap actuator ? or ariel mount ? or fitting for a pitot tube (airspeed indicator)

    Gary J.

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    It's got a bulb inside it so maybe its a navigators lamp. Sadly no visible markings. The base is bakelite and the main surround is metal...

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    Tom,
    Have a rummage around in here .. maybe you might spot something ?

    Luftwaffe Flugzeuge

    Regards

    Gary J.

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    Hi,
    Thanks all for the replies, Steve you are right i think about the cartridge as it doesnt even have a rim, so im still lost on that one.
    But it is Alu, with no markings, the plug, well basic but not a bad find. I only had a short time there as the bloody sea mist came in.
    thanks dave.

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