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RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

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    Default Re: RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Hi Salzburg

    Item 1 looks like an earphone jackplug socket.

    Mossie

    Attachment 464463
    Electrical connections, some Air Ministry marked

  2. #82

    Default Re: RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Mossie,
    Thanks for the positive id on the RAF boot heal.
    All the Best.
    LS

  3. #83

    Default Re: RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Hi Everyone,

    I've finally got around to uploading some of my cleaned finds.

    First up are a few different British aerial bomb transport nuts.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Next a nice inert, heavy solid metal US aerial bomb transport nut that could in use be left on the bomb when it was dropped if required to penetrate the target before exploding. If this was the case the bomb would have been fuzed at the tail.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    A British 10 1/2 pound inert aerial practice bomb, the front section contains lead, when in use the rear section would have contained a smoke compound for daylight use and a flash bang compound for night use. Sadly as I cleaned this, part of the rusted rear section crumbled to dust.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    RAF No 28 bomb pistols, I'm very pleased to have got the brass one the first Ive found.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    and its nicely marked .

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    The inert remains of either No42 or No848 fuses.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    In good condition you can still see the transferred markings.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    I found quite a few of these British 20mm disintegrating MG links, sadly most were damaged but these are complete. The 20mm case is just for reference.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Found near each other, the heal has a positive id as RAF, I'm wondering if the sole is too?

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    The grip around the edge is in the same style as the heal, nicely marked MARVEL size 8-9.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Very pleased with this, A nice WW2 Utility butter knife, the blade is only 3 inches long saving 50% of the stainless steel from a standard sized one. I've now got to locate a period handle to reconstruct it.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    A selection of war dated pottery with a couple of RAF marked bits.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Unidentified thick leather item still with a buckle attached.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    An unidentified control knob, I'm thinking probably off a private purchase radio set.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Aero electric cable plug.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    with nice markings.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    A tubular pipe fitting, perhaps from the oxygen supply system?

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    and its nicely marked,'SUPERFLEXIT '

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Thanks for looking, if you can help with any of the ids please let me know.

    I still have a few more pictures to upload, which will be done as soon as possible.
    All the Best.
    LUCKYSTRIKE

  4. #84

    Default Re: RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Hi Lucky Strike,

    I particularily like the 848 fuzes, the condition of them is fantastic, esp the ink stamps.

    Picture No 10 looks like a Bicycle tool kit bag, the type that fits onto the saddle.

    Hangarman

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    Default Re: RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    My next lot.

    Small bore alloy tubing and fitting, perhaps its hydraulic?

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Insulated tubing, I like where the insulation had split and it was bound with tape for repair which is still evident all these years later. Im fairly sure this is oxy tubing?

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    More alloy tubing oxy or hydraulic?

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    A mixed bag of electrical fittings, I like the cable with plug ends.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    10B Radio Wireless/Radar Aerial Mast equipment and insulators..... hmm all well and good, but what is it? it seems to be a socket for a jack plug?

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Nicely marked

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Looks like some sort of lamp shade?

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Not sure what this alloy componet is, sadly cant make out the marking. Could it be the top cover from a mic or perhaps head phone?

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    A small piece of alloy, but what makes it interesting are the two studs fitted.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    My favourite find, I was thrilled to see the paint and stenciling when I washed this, sadly I cant find any stamped markings to the alloy. The top word is perhaps BACK, any idea on lower word or use. You can see three different lots of painting, first was a greyish blue, then a richer sky blue and finally if you look to the top or bottom it was painted black.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    You can see the rivets had hooked or holed ends.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Aero alloy marked 712?

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Aero bracket nicely marked A1/42R 16D96?6.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    10H Radio Connectors, Discs Indicating, Fuses, Leads, Plugs and Sockets and Ancillary Parts,
    Holders and Terminals?

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    A well marked elecrical fitting base.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    I'm also very pleased to have got this Inspection plate, it would have been clamped on to what ever was inspected.
    Marked
    DRG No 3/211
    Serial No AB02354
    Inspection stamp AL163
    185 23.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    A Mosquito No 98 rubber bracket footing probably for electrical cabling.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    I found a few of these, these are the first two cleaned, Im assuming they're fuel drum caps, I like the one still showing much of the original red paint and markings 1941.

    RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Thats my lot this time.
    Thank you for looking and any help provided.
    Cheers
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Default Re: RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Great collection of items. Nice to see markings on so many of them. Nicely cleaned too.

    Regards

    Martin

  7. #87

    Default Re: RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Hey Hangerman,
    Thats great Thank you, I think you're probably right about pic 10, there were quite a few pieces of old bikes lying around so it makes sense.
    Cheers Martin, it's always amazing how many of even the smallest bits seem to have markings, so always worth taking them home for a clean and check.
    LS

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    Default Re: RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Lovely finds as ever LS,are you displaying your finds? Simon

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    Default Re: RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    ref item 29 these look like plugs for the fuze wells ,removed before fitting the fuze. attached image shows one i had which was used for this purpose
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013   RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013  


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    Default Re: RAF base dump - RRPG dig - Feb 2013

    Nice finds LS. Are you sure that radio dial is not off an AM radio? Looks similar to the ones on the R1082 receiver. I'd check pics of the other receivers........


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