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    Default Unknown French bomb tail fuze

    Who can give me a type designation and a drawing and/or descriptionof this French post WW2 tail fuze?
    The fuze mechanism is comparable to the US M113, with a mechanism added to the backside that allows the propeller shaft to deviate a few degrees when the hole in the back of the tail is not complete straigt in line with the fuze hole in the bomb body.

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    I got some awnsers on the BOCN forum:

    Most 1960s French fuzes were copies of ww2 US Fuzes:
    The nose fuzes STA type 10A and 11A were copies of the AN-M103A1
    The tail fuze LIP type 25 was a copy of the US AN-M102A2 while the tail fuze STA 112F was a copy of the US M112. Generally speaking copies of US fuzes made by STA were called similarly, just adding F for french: thus the M112 gave way to the STA 112F
    This is most probably a STA 113F.
    However I must say that I found traces in French archives for this period of testing of the following STA fuzes only:
    STA 112A1 (called later STA 112F)
    STA 118F and STA 119F
    STA 116F and STA 117F
    LIP type 25
    Noise Fuze STA type 10A and 11A
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    So your cutaway above is a "STA 112F" ???
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