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Ordnance, Explosives, and Related Items




These vane type, delay armed, impact nose fuzes either are or are not water discriminating, depending upon the design of the striker plate and the shear threads supporting the striker. Air travel of approximately 450 feet is necessary to arm these fuzes for action. Nose Fuze Mk 243 Mod 0 differs from Nose Fuze Mk 244 Mod 1 in external markings and in the delay element.


No information about functioning.

Hazardous Components

Primer Mk 105 Mod 1, Detonator Mk 85 Mod 0,  Detonator Mk 22 Mod 0, Adapter Booster T45E1 or T45E4.

See Also

Adapter Booster, T45E1

Adapter Booster, T45E4

Nose, Impact, Mk 243 Mod 0


MIL-HDBK-146, Fuze Catalog (1982)

TM 9-1325-200, Bombs and Bomb Components (1966)

OP 2216, Volume 1 - Aircraft Bombs, Fuzes, and Associated Components (1960)

OP 1664, Volume 2 - US Explosive Ordnance (1947)

USNBD - Bombs and Fuzes, Pyrotechnics (1945)