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Title
PIR-21 (Mk165) fuze
Date Created and/or Issued
1945
Contributing Institution
California Institute of Technology
Collection
Image Archive
Rights Information
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Description
This was a modification of PIR-2 with elements of PIR-19. Distinguishing feature is that the fuze head and rocket motor adapter are made in one piece. About 0.33” longer than PIR-2 fuzes, apparent in extension of magazine. During March-June 1945 about 50,000 were manufactured and loaded by Caltech.
1945
Type
Image
Format
Photographs
Negatives
Identifier
ct1:3431
http://archives-dc.library.caltech.edu/islandora/object/ct1%3A3431

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