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  • Italian officer's sword, with scabbard

    Italian officer's sword, with scabbard

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 1183/1

    This sword was taken from the wall of an Italian officer's mess in Tripoli by British troops, at the time of that city's capture in January 1943. It was later donated to the museum by the former commanding officer of 22nd Anti-Aircraft Brigade...

  • Stock-mine 43 (Sto.Mi.43) anti-personnel mine

    Stock-mine 43 (Sto.Mi.43) anti-personnel mine

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    MUN 683

    Second World War period German anti-personnel Stock-Mine 43.

  • Anti-Tank Mine Mk V

    Anti-Tank Mine Mk V

    (Weapons and ammunition) 1941

    MUN 195

    British Second World War period Mk V anti-tank mine.

  • Lotfernrohr Lofte 7 D-1 bombsight, German

    Lotfernrohr Lofte 7 D-1 bombsight, German

    (Vehicles, aircraft and ships) Made by: blc

    AIR 330

    Metal box with a tube (Rohr) extending out the bottom with a mirror that reflected the image of the target into a small telescope in the box. Three large knurled knobs allow the aim to be adjusted. The mechanism inside the box move a mirror to stabilize...

  • SD 50 Kg aircraft bomb

    SD 50 Kg aircraft bomb

    (Weapons and ammunition) 1939

    MUN 4459

    The German 50kg aircraft bomb was the smallest conventional bomb in the German armoury during the Second World War, and this particular version, the SD 50, was designed as an anti-personnel or semi-armour-piercing bomb.

  • machete 'dah'-type, with scabbard

    machete 'dah'-type, with scabbard

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 758

    The campaign in Burma during the Second World War was fought in extremely difficult terrain and machetes became essential items of issue to soldiers fighting there. This machete was produced in India for issue to the Indian Army, which provided the...

  • Switch, release, No 6

    Switch, release, No 6

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    MUN 1033

    body, flip lid, catch, striker, spring, pin, fuse adapter square main body containing striker and spring; brass fuse adapter/detonator holder screwed into end; catch at other end of body holds onto notch in striker while flip lid in pushed down onto the...

  • Bomb Fuze, Langzeitzuender LZtZ (17) A, German

    Bomb Fuze, Langzeitzuender LZtZ (17) A, German

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Rh.s. (Rheinmetall-Borsig AG) 1940

    MUN 3301

    German Second World War clockwork time fuze (manufactured in 1940) of the type which was used in a variety of aircraft bombs, including the SC250 and SC500.

  • Bomb Fuze, Elekrischer Sonderzuender El.Z C50, German

    Bomb Fuze, Elekrischer Sonderzuender El.Z C50, German

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Rhs (Rheinmetall-Borsig AG) 1938

    MUN 3300

    Second World War period German electrically operated time delay fuze (manufactured in 1938) for use in parachute flares, photographic flash bombs, and various types of bomb containers. The time delay was between 5 and 40 seconds, depending on the initial...

  • Sea Mine Mk XVII

    Sea Mine Mk XVII

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    MUN 4582

    British Mk XVII contact sea mine, the design of which dates from the Second World War. This type of anti-shipping mine could be laid in 500 fathoms with a charge of either 320lb or 450lb. It could be described as the standard British contact mine of the...

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