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  1. #1
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    Default Unknown fuze

    Unknown fuze to us , 0-30 graduation

    does anyone have any information on this one? thank you!
    IMG_3983.jpg

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    AZ16 is offline Erfahrener Benutzer User
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    Hello,
    Looks like a variant of ww1 german mechanical time fuze MKZ
    Regards

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    Hello,
    can you post a pic of below please?
    just to see if has a german type detonator screw.
    regards

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    IMG_4074.jpgIMG_4075.jpg

    here image of the screwthread and bottom. diameter of screwthread is 54mm

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    I have in my archive a pic with identical fuze, graduated up to 30 as yours
    ICE-JV-5-3.jpgICE-JV-5-11.jpg

    here the only drawing I know for the MKZ, as you can see little differences, and it's graduated up to 35.
    2608qqh.jpg

    best regards

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    Yes, I have the MKZ in my collection aswell, but which one would this be?

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    Do u have any idea on the origin of the fuze? Or what use?

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    I think they are prototypes from Junghans which were made some time before the MKZ production started. After the end of 1st WW allied control commissions may have seized them in the Junghans factory or other institutions like Spandau Laboratory. Many of the fuzes in american / belgian / french / british museum collections seems to come from such places.

    The m.K.Z.17 was introduced in October 1917 for the 7,62 cm Flak guns as a replacement of the K.Z.11 Gr. o.A.Z. Junghans built a new large factory Building just for the mass production of the m.K.Z. but was finished just before end of the war. For the m.K.Z. and K.Z.11 the same fuze setting key was used.
    "Die Geschosse sollen, durch die Kraft der Pulvergase mit großer Geschwindigkeit aus dem Rohr geschleudert, am Ziel lebende Wesen außer Gefecht setzen oder Gebrauchsgegenstände des Gegners zerstören" [Pulkowski] -> Das sollte man nie vergessen

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    Hi,

    That would indeed make sense, as it definitely looks a lot like the MKZ .


    Thanks , please, if you find any documentation or anything on this fuze , feel free to let me know !

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    I thought I’d confirm this information , it is the M.K.Z. for 7,62cm G.C. 43 , both this fuze (M.K.Z. -30) & the K.Z. 11 Gr. lB. o.Az. were used for it

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