THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:21 pm

Maybe it was a timed fuse on "fuse delay" and it ricocheted off rock before exploding. Didn't you ever use any of them Vern? They were my fuse of choice when bringing it in real close. When they went into the ground before exploding the kill radius was limited and not as likely to kill any friendlies when I wasn't sure how close I was bringing it. They were also good for bunkers.
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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:09 am

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A most interesting read which I can highly recommend for anyone with an interest in WWI. It can also be used as a spot reference book.
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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner Delta » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:24 pm

Yes, I remember using "fuse delay" quite a bit. And when firing them, it was a regular point
detonation fuse that had a screw head on the side of the fuse that you gave a 1/4 turn for the
delay. But if I remember correctly, the delay was only about 1/4 second or less.
And why a delay fuse when practice shooting at mountainside, whole thing sounds fishy to me...... ;)

And speaking of books...... Just got this in the mail, haven't even had a chance to look at it yet.
A big book, 11" x 10" x 1"+ thick and a LOT of photos. The VFW was selling them, actually ordered it
several months ago and they finally got them printed.


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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:25 pm

Yes, I remember using "fuse delay" quite a bit. And when firing them, it was a regular point
detonation fuse that had a screw head on the side of the fuse that you gave a 1/4 turn for the
delay. But if I remember correctly, the delay was only about 1/4 second or less.


I never knew how long a delay there was but it was enough to bury the round into the ground before it exploded. Maybe the story in the paper wasn't even real...or the gun crew actually weren't very good at deflection numbers and the projectile bouncing off the mountain was just a lie. It was a long time ago in any case. Whatever. And we'll never know the name of the white ladies maid either. :roll:
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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:27 pm

Send the "Sammies" plenty of free tobacco. They can't smoke those European cigarettes. Makes them sick. Buying soldiers tobacco is a big national charity project.... but nobody will sell them a drink in the US or over seas. .. it's sinful and unhealthy as well as might make them drunk! Just healthy smoking for our boys. :shock: What they are doing in New York as an example.

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:49 am

First mention in the news of the "Rainbow Division".

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:20 pm

Pope proposes peace suggestion. Nobody is buying it. The allies think Pope is shill for Austria and Germany.

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