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Title
AIR-8 (Mk149) fuze
Date Created and/or Issued
1943/1944
Contributing Institution
California Institute of Technology
Collection
Image Archive
Rights Information
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Description
For 3.5” and 5.0” aircraft rocket and 5.0” high velocity aircraft rocket (HVAR). About 4” long. Brass and steel, with zinc alloy magazine. First fuze designed specifically for aircraft rockets, it was completely moisture proof. Development begun Nov., 1943; between March and June, 1944, 45,000 fuzes manufactured and loaded by Caltech for the navy. “A”: cutaway version, stamped CIT LW lot 8; “B”: stamped WSM lot 47.
1943-1944
Type
Image
Format
Photographs
Negatives
Identifier
ct1:3427
http://archives-dc.library.caltech.edu/islandora/object/ct1%3A3427

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