Can someone school me on fuzes?
Here is what I know / have so far:
I have, in my collection, an M-78 CP, M-577 MT SQ, M-524 PD, and M532 VT fuzes. I also have two different styles of “lifting rings” and one “shipping plug”. I understand these are for larger artillery projectiles (generally).
I have a 60mm mortar round with an M-775 and an 81mm mortar with an M-84 fuze. I think I understand these.
I have a 5"/38 AA Com projectile that will require an adapter ring before I can install a large artillery projectile fuze in it. Adapter rings are VERY difficult to locate. Correct?
It seems the large artillery projectiles and the mortars take different sized (threads) fuzes.
I have a 57mm Recoiless Rifle projectile that has different sized threads than either the mortars or the large artillery rounds.
I also have a dummy fuze and parts of what I believe is an M-48 fuze. It seems these will screw into the 57mm RR projectile, but the “profile” of the fuze is odd relative to the actual projectile (too big). What do these fit? I mean the threads on these two fuzes.
Is there a “chart” for fuzes compared to projectiles?
Are there other “adapter rings” other than the 5"/38 AA Com?
Other than the obvious weight differences, would it be easier to just collect ammunition under .50 caliber? :>)
Thanks for the help.