Talking with the curator at the U.S. Army’s field artillery museum at Fort Sill last week, he noted that they would really like to get a sectioned VT (Proximity) fuze to add to their displays.
Does anyone have one they would be willing to donate (or I could purchase for donation) to this museum? USN or Army type would work, WW2 era preferred but any period would be greatly appreciated.
Anyone interested in artillery from a French 6 pounder Swiss Guards cannon to the 280mm “Atomic Annie” and many missile or rocket type weapons systems really should visit. It is on base and unless you have military ID you have to get a visitor pass. A nuisance but well worth it.
They are superb in their coverage of U.S. and many foreign artillery pieces including related support equipment from the Revolutionary War to present, but really weak in the ammunition area, although they do have a nicely sectioned 155mm nuclear projectile on display.
They also have a small amount of ammo not on display yet, but it is in a building which the bureaucrats have kept locked up fearing asbestos contamination, and still refuse to allow entry even after no asbestos was found.