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USAAF bombing range - Unexpected visit

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    Hi all

    Well, I was passing by and had a few minutes spare so I stopped off at the WW2 USAAF bombing range to see if there was anything else left on the surface.

    Suffice to say, once again, I had to leave early due to the sheer weight of stuff recovered by just walking along the edges of a field !!!

    This is a quick thread really, not had time to take a picture of everything I picked up. All I'll say is that I had 30+ AN-M104 fuzes and a couple of other bits and bobs, the nicest of which was an AN-M103 fuze with the lower vane and spindle still in place

    A few examples of the 30+ AN-M104s I picked up.

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    The best find of the day......well 20 minutes. A very nice AN-M103 with the top spindle and some of the vanes still attached.

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    And that's it.

    Cheers

    Steve T

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    Nice finds Steve

    Amazing what you can find lying on the surface!

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    Wow ditto that Harry211,blooming amazing whats left lying around.To think about lead and cable theft,all youve gotto do is walk into a field!Good stuff as ever mr T

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    Nice finds there Steve, I take it this was between visits to morning and afternoon church services then, in order to confess ones sins, or are you a campanologist because i heard you like pulling on something!!!!!

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    Forgive my ignorance Steve,where were these fuses puted on?

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    23lb US fragmentation bombs Seb

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    Well done Steve I will be going over there one morning this week I will let you know how I get on .

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    Great finds, Steve. You must have a good collection of those fuzes now. How about welding them up into a modern art sculpture for the garden? Cool, man.
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    ... How about welding them up into a modern art sculpture for the garden? Cool, man.
    LOL !!! It's a big enough pain cleaning them let alone welding them into the shape of a Spitfire !

    Here's most of the others, after cleaning. Distilled vinegar is just so good at cleaning these things......Got a few more in for soak but not bad for a quick trip

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    Laters

    Steve T

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