There are various types of German (17) fuzes some have 2 charging heads others just the one ! the reason being that the type (17) only had one circuit, the other pin being a dummy in some fuzes the clocks are enclosed in ali sleeves in others plastic sleeves.
All very confusing for collectors who have just joined this facinating hobby.
Below you will see the various types of (17) fuze from the early ones with the clock screwed into the base to the more normal totally enclosed cases.
Where possible i have attached the gaines to the bottom.
1 st model with external clock with waterproof band
Emergency patt with steel lower half
1940 pattern with ali sleeve
Internal of 1940 patt
1941 pattern with plastic sleeve
internal view showing plastic sleeve
Unmarked fuzes with ali sleeve
Early (17) with 2 pins
Unmarked (17) 2 pin
(17) 1 pin
Fuzing on the SD70 parachute bomb
The above fuze has been in my collection for some time ! i always wondered or assumed it to be a dummy fuze or a training fuze, having stencilled the word BLIND on the head of this (89)C fuze.
It was whilst going through some wartime documents that i obtained a couple of years ago , and had,nt had a good sort through ! when i came across a mention of a SD70 parachute bomb , that had failed to explode , somewhere over the UK in 1944 !
I was facinated by the mention of this same fuze i had , a (89)B with the word BLIND on it.
The bomb itself was a normal SD70 but with a parachute housing attached, the chute being 5 ft square , the details are attached.
Official drawing of SD70 Parachute bomb
Details of parachute
RSP procedures if found (1944) document
My fuze was one liberated at Reichlin , by an American engineeer and had been in America until it was obtained with a collection of other fuzes 2 years ago.