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RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

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  1. #31

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    Here are my finds straight out the bag, I left a carrier bag with more on site but Steve thinks he knows where it is.

    A general mixed bag followed by some close ups.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Harness or strap buckles?

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Control knob.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    2 x No28 bomb pencils one in brass, US boot heal? and solid metal US Armour piercing nose?

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Interesting triangular shaped 'Thing' with teeth to the top.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Next bag another mish mash.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    No 848 bases and two tops.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Mainly electrical fittings.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    A few 20mm links and section of curved frame that probably held plexi glass.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    An inert (used) 10 1/2lbs Practice bomb, it would have originally held a smoke charge, the brass tubing is empty and the front section is solid metal either filled with lead or cast metal. I like the way its rusted to form the hole (natural section) to view inside.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    The front shows that the fuze is fully depressed into the nose, this would have triggered the smoke discharge when used.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Will post pictures of interesting bits as they're cleaned.
    Cheers
    LUCKYSTRIKE

  2. #32

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    The heel looks like its off a RAF Shoe /boot. Might even have an AM stamp on the top side!

    Hangarman

  3. #33

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    Wow thanks hangarman, that was quick. Ill have a good look when I clean it up.
    LS
    Last edited by LUCKYSTRIKE; 02-04-2013 at 08:11 PM.

  4. #34

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    My best find of the day was this little shaving kit. It must have been brand new when it was thrown away.
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  5. #35

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    That's a good haul LS. And 381st......a great haul of pistols/fuzes

    That razor is just awesome though. Truly a great find and, if it wasn't for the practice bomb, the find of the day !

  6. #36

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    Nice find your razor, its strange it was chucked when new, unless it was perhaps cleared from the locker of a Airman that didn't return! Bet it could tell a story
    LS

  7. #37

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    My haul.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    A stainless steel pin (also has R3....), same as Steve's..... *please note I have working mans hands, unlike those perfectly manicured ones chemist's have.*

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Same pin bottom end, has a hole.....for a 'R' clip?

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Stainless steel sort of wing nut, a bit crudely filed on top.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    And lastly, these......

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    ...looks like paper backed aluminium foil strips. Is it wishful thinking to think that these could be the strips dropped from bombers to confuse German radar? Or are they something more mundane?

  8. #38

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    Harry211 - Narrowed your vane down to either a No 17 or a No 21. Check your copy of 'British bombs and fuzes'

    PB - Here is a pic of the safety fork you found, in situ in a No. 27.



    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

  9. #39

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    Nice finds Rich Are you thinking of setting up a search-light battery? Given the amount of insulators and rods you took home you could more than manage it !

  10. #40

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    Hi Steve - it would be a pleasure - the only problem is finding a time! If the worst happens I can lend it to you.

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