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RAF airbase dump - New site and a new dump !!

Article about: Hi All I went on a recon trip today with three sites to look at with a view to getting permission for the RRPG to dig them. I only needed to visit one site as I got permission on my first at

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    Quote by Paul B View Post
    The clue's written on them Steve...

    Time delay dials from RAF No. 849 Fuzes, used with 4.5" TI (Target Indicator) flare clusters.
    Due to the 70-second delay plus the Safe position they are from MkIII 849s.

    All the best,
    PB
    Do you know.....I sometimes wonder about what I am thinking when I first look at some relics. I made a stupid mistake and read the fuze as FUSE !!! Assumed they were something electrical. What a dumbass.

    Great ID PB and many thanks. I think the 848 and 849 used the same arming vane. When I recovered these they were in amongst a pile of rusty sheets.........the remains of the cover obviously. Damn.....I also remember seeing a couple of the dial knobs ! At least I remember where they were....... Thanks again PB

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    Thanks to you others as well for the comments And yes CB.......I'll post a pic of the display when I sort it tomorrow

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    Quote by Steve T View Post
    An on/off dimmer switch with an AM stamp and code. 5C - Aircraft electrical switches. Cockpit light switch ?

    Attachment 449859
    5C/724: Switch, Dimmer, Type E (24V)
    Used with the 5D/366 Lamp, Cockpit, Mk.II on a variety of larger RAF aircraft.
    The 12V equivalent for smaller aircraft is the 5C/367 Type A.

    Quote by Steve T View Post
    A little connector. 10H - Radio Connectors, Discs Indicating, Fuses, Leads, Plugs and Sockets and Ancillary Parts

    Attachment 449860
    10H/7951: Plug, Type 61 (3-Pole)
    Fits 10H/7394 Socket, Type 17 (3-Pole)

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    Thanks PB. Given the location of the dump, that fits very nicely indeed. Can say almost certainly what aircraft it came from

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    Pic 7 on the cleaned bits, right of the dimmer, is an oxygen mask clip from a flying helmet. Keep them coming!

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    Great I.D.'s I'm learning a lot here!

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    Quote by ian_ View Post
    Pic 7 on the cleaned bits, right of the dimmer, is an oxygen mask clip from a flying helmet. Keep them coming!
    Yep, indeed it is ian_ . When I first dug it I thought it was an American clip but it is of slightly different construction, which only came to light when I cleaned it. Do you think it is RAF or USAAF ?

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    Here ya go CB........Just for you, I went out and bought a nice slim cabinet thingy to go behind the door of the war room The joy of this is that, sometime in the next few weeks, I can add another the same size to it AND get a glass door for it !!! IKEA is great for this sort of stuff

    Oh, and the sloping white shelves.......made 'em myself out of foamex board, available from all good stationers It displays the small stuff a lot better if you can angle it like this

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    Very professional
    (Mr Paul B are you able to help with an I.D.
    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/armour...95/#post771600)
    Thanks

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    Done, as best I can for now anyway.

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    It so great !! I like your cabinets .Thanks for showing

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