Fuze No 101 Mk II (Sectioned)

Catalogue number
  • MUN 2582
Department
Exhibits
Materials
  • whole: metal
Dimensions
  • whole: Diameter 60 mm, Height 150 mm
Alternative names
  • full name: Fuze No 101 Mk II (Sectioned)
  • simple name: fuze, British
Creator
Category
Weapons and ammunition

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Label

British No 101 Mark II fuze (Sectioned), manufactured 1917 (?). The No 101 percussion fuze was introduced in 1916 and represented an attempt to overcome the No 100 fuze's weak points. The 101 did away with the 'cocked pellet', used a fixed needle, and placed the detonator in the graze pellet. The needle was originally pressed in, but loose needles often caused premature explosions and a screwed-in needle was used after the Mark I. The 101 ran to five 'Marks' and was declared obsolete in 1921.

Physical description

fuze includes sectioned gaines. H 15cm x 6cm diameter

History note

British No 101 Mark II fuze (Sectioned), manufactured 1917 (?), H 15cm x 6cm diameter. The No 101 percussion fuze was introduced in 1916 and represented an attempt to overcome the No 100 fuze's weak points. The 101 did away with the 'cocked pellet', used a fixed needle, and placed the detonator in the graze pellet. The needle was originally pressed in, but loose needles often caused premature explosions and a screwed-in needle was used after the Mark I. The 101 ran to five 'Marks' and was declared obsolete in 1921.

Inscription

101 II W.C. 17 772

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