Armourers notes

MCluettAV120946-150515-29.pdf

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Armourers notes

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Covers bomb maintenance and storage, chemical weapon agents, sea markers, flares, photo-flash, smoke generators, bomb carriers, equipment and weapon loading, signal mortars.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Roger Dunsford

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MCluettAV120946-150515-29

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[underlined] ALL G. BOMBS GREY BODY / [/underlined] 3 Y3 GOOD. 250 - 30.
250 - 35 S.C.1.4 Y. THIN MIXTURE.
Y.1 INFEARIER [sic]
Y.5 TYPE.
Y.13

HOLE 4’ [sketch] BLEACH HOLE 3 - 1 EARTH MARK HOLE WITH GAS WARNING SIGN.
DISPO. SITE 800
400 R.A.F. BUILDINGS.
1 WIPE NOIST [sic] GAS OFF. WITH RAG.
2 COVER BOMB WITH BLEACH CREAM - 6-12 hrs.
3 WASH BOMB OFF WITH WATER OR STEAM.
56lbs. [sketch] FILLING Y3 [sketch] Y3
[underlined] DISPO. [/underlined] IF LEAKY BOMB POUR OUT G.MIX INTO L.MINE [sketch] GAS LAND MINE 3-4 GALL.
[sketch] B.B.B NO CHARGE OR V. LITTLE.
4.G. BOMBS VF 56 - NONE.
NEVER STACK.
VENTALATED [sic] DAILY IN STORE HOUSE.
STORE IN TRENCH 6’ DEEP. (1 TON UNITS. 5 TON IN 1 DUMP.)
10 TON BOMB DUMP.
STORES ONLY 5 TONS. G. BOMBS.

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APPEARANCE. CHEMICAL. EFFECTS. SMELL.
(1) BRIT. MARKING
G. BOMBS
3” BANDS. NEAR NOSE.
Y. BLISTER GASES
G LUNG GASES
BL. TEAR. GASES
[underlined] AD. W BAND ARSENICAL. [/underlined]

ITALIA
RX TEAR.
WX LUNG.
B.X NOISE.
G.X BLISTER
[underlined] TEAR. [/underlined] C.A P
K.S.K
B.B.C.

GERMAN (BANDS)
W. TEAR
G LUNG.
BLUE NOISE
Y. BLISTER


[underlined] MUSTARD ONLY STORED ON DROMES B. DUMP. [/underlined]

CHLOROACETOPHENONE - NOT WAR. G.C. TEST.
[inserted] BRI [/inserted] BROM. BENZY SL CYANIDE STRONGEST. VERY PERSISENT. [sic] (OR [underlined] COLOUR [/underlined] HEAD-ACHE.) [underlined] ALMONDS [/underlined]
[inserted] S.K. [/inserted] ETHYLIDDO ACETATE. (IDION) DARK OILY RED. D. BOARDS. B. RED.
[underlined] D.M. [/underlined] DIRTY G. POWDER [underlined] NOSE GAS. [/underlined] NO CHANGE ON D. BOARDS.
D. A MAKES IT WORSE IN F. AIR.
D. C MAKES YOU LOSE CONFIDENCE IN GAS MASK. EFFECTS. VERY BAD COLD THROAT & CHEST ( [underlined] SICK [/underlined] )
USED IN CONJUNTION [sic] WITH PHONSINES OR MUSTARD. [underlined] (GERMALINE SMELL.) [/underlined].

[underlined] CHLORINE/NOT USED. OUT OF DATE [inserted] LUNG. / FEW COUGHS + CATCHING BREATH. WELL FOR 1-24 HRS. VERY ILL. [/inserted]
[underlined] PHOSINE [/underlined] LIQUID INTO VAPER. [sic] NO CHANGE ON D. BOARD: [underlined] (MUSTY HAY) [/underlined]
DI. PHOS. [underlined] LIQUID. [/underlined] D. BOARDS. [underlined] PURPLE [/underlined]
CHLORE PRURINE. D BOARDS. REDISH [sic] STAIN. BURNT CLOTH OR RIC [missing letters]
[indecipherable word] EFFECT ON NOSE AT ONCE. TEARS AS WELL AS LUNGS.
WHILE NOT LIKE SMOKING.

[sketch] M [sketch] LEWIS [indecipherable letters]

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(2)
[missing letters] STARD. D. BOARD BLOTTING PAPER
D. BROWN. RED STAIN.
1 TEA SPOON 1 PINT. COMMON SALT. (SALT WATER SAILINE [sic] )
IN - OUTSIDE.
LIQUID MUSTARD IN EYE. WASH OUT AT ONCE
WIPE OFF DROP USE NO 2 OINMENT [sic] BEFORE 5 MINS RUB .1 MIN.
N2. NOT IN OR NEAR EYES.
NOT UNDER CLOTHES
NEVER AFTER REDNESS
VAPER [sic] RASH (GOOD WASH)

M. BLISTERS. 20 HRS TO FORM.
L. GAS 6 HRS TO FORM
(ONIONS)
LEAKY M. BOMB NO SMELL
D. PAINT WILL SHOW.
L. GAS STINGS AS SOON AS ON FLESH. (DRAINDUMB.)

E.D OR DICK. ETHY. DICHLORARSINE (BLISTER GAS. LATEST.)
CLEAR OILY SUBSTANCE.
NOSE SAME AS D.M.
LUNG SAME AS PHOSINE
1/6: SKIN SAME AS MUSTARD. 1/6
BLISTER SAME AS LEWIS

D.B. RED-PURPLE SLOWLY
(HEAVY DOSE [indecipherable word])
(E. [underlined] D [/underlined]) ATTACHED YOU [underlined] ANY [/underlined] WAY
RECEIVE TREMENT. [sic]

[underlined] ARSIEN ARTHER [/underlined] D. GREY (GRAINULS [sic]) TYPE. A. D. PAPERS.
WHITE. TURNING D. GREY-Y
SKIN TURNS YELLOW. - BLOOD IN WATER - BLACK WATER.
TREMENT. [sic] DRINK 4 [underlined] PINTS. [/underlined] STAIGHT [sic] AWAY.

[underlined] CARBONE [sic] MONOXIDE. [/underlined] G. MASK NO GOOD. USE OXEGYN [sic] MASK.
NEVER MOVE. SEND FOR M.O. NO USE OF LIMBS.
COAL GAS. SAME.

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MK. II. NO GRUB [deleted][indecipherable word][/deleted] SCREW. S. FLOAT. NAV.
ASM MK. III A. SEA. MARKER. ON L.S. CARRIER

20 HE. R.C.A. + No 1A ATTACHMENT.
20 F. R.C.A. No 1A ATTACHMENT
20 F. 40GP. 25 CN R.C.A. No 1A ATTACHMENT No 7.
4.5 RECO FLARE 35 FUZE. LANYARD ADOPTOR [sic] to G.R.PIN [sketch] 4.5
4” TR. FLARE STATIC CORD TO REAR CRUTCH.
SMOKE FLOAT NAV. [inserted] 23T. PISTOL. [/inserted] No 3 ATTACHMENT. [sketch]
ALL. SEA. MARKER. MK. III [sketch] NO. 1A. ATS.

[deleted][3 indecipherable words][/deleted] [inserted] PHOTO FLASH. APP.[/inserted] [sketch] SHACKLE. WIRE & TURN BUKLE. [sic]
S. PUFF. AP. [inserted] No 26 E FUZE. [/inserted] [sketch] 2 SHAKLES. [sic] ON F. [deleted letter] R. [indecipherable word]
3. SMOKE [inserted] No 11 MK II 9” + 5” [/inserted] GEN. CARRIER WIRED (SPECIAL.)
TEST L.S. CARRIER.) Circuit test 1. (4S.) WEIGHT TEST. DUMMY STORE OR BOMB [underlined] NOT TEST WEIGHT. [/underlined]
1. See plug is in A/C supply.
2 COCK ALL EM. UNITS. AND TEST WITH PLUNGER.
3. No GLOW IN JETT. WITH SELECT SWITCH. OFF.
4. ON. S. SWITCH. PRESS F. SWITCH JETT. OUT EM. UNIT FIRED.
5. all switchs [sic] to off.

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To test P. cockpit
1. put in. FUZ S. C LUNG. WITH. FIRING LEAD OUT [sketch]
2. NOSE THEN TAIL SWITCHES AND PULL.
3. SWITCH OFF.
4. IF FIRST TEST OK TRY [sketch] ON & OFF IN TURN.
5. SWITCH OF. [sic] FIRING LEAD IN NO ACTION OF F. SETTING C. LINK.
THEN TAKE OUT F. LEAD & FUZE SHOULD WORK.
D. TYPE CRUTCH.
120 - 250 ‘B’
250. 500. A.
SB.C. MK1. ‘C’
MK.1.A. ‘A’
250 W.B. CON. A
250 - SCI. ‘A’
500 S.C.I. ‘A’
5.5. 4.5. F.CB. INNER. B TYPE ‘B’.
S. PUFF. SHOES NOT NEEDED.
SUPPLYS. DROPPING. ‘A’ ON ‘B’ TYPE CRUTCH.

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6
[underlined] SMOKE GENERATORS. NR. [/underlined] 5 MK1./No 6. MKs 1.2./No 11 MKs. 1 2/No15 MK 1
5.1. USED ON GROND [sic] ONLY (WHITE SMOKE 8 MINS) CAN BE SEEN 4,000FT. 2 1/2 MINS.

[3 sketches]
Mk 2.
NOT SO HOT
NOT BELOW 200 FT
BOTH RED SMOKE
A/C [underlined] TO LAND. [/underlined]
WIND. S. + DIRECT.
MK III HB 303.C.BASE (FIX. 303. STRIKER.S.WIRE PIN.
[2 sketches]
3 ON.2 S. CARRIER.
SMALLER EMISSION HOLE
REMAIN HOT FOR 6 HRS.0 S COMPO. CHEAPER TO MANF.
ALL No 11 [deleted] A.12 [/deleted] THESE 5 GEN. MUST BE JET.B4. LANDING
MK I. 30 SECS. RED.
MK II 5.5 SECS O.RED.

[sketch]
ELICTRICAL. [sic] 7.
WHITE SMOKE 8 MINS.
USED ON M.BOATS. ONLY WITH EL. IGNISION. [sic]

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Cartridge Singal. [sic] 1 1/2”

[4 sketches]

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F. 1 [underlined] REMOVE [/underlined] FROM A/C
2 CLEAN AND COAT CRUTCH LEVERS with Rust Preventative
3 Clean (Petrol) and oil release [indecipherable letters] ip, and carry out Functioning tests.
4 coat loose trunnion plates after cleaning with marine glue
5 EXAMINE for corrosion if found return to M.U. (MANTAINANCE [sic] UNIT.
[inserted] FOR G INSPECTION [/inserted]
6 CLEAN CRUTCH AJUSTING [sic] SCREW and try in alternate positions.

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2000. CARRIER, FOR 1,000 GP.
STORES NEEDED
1000 TO REAR CRUTCH
2 x 1000 TO SLINGS.
1000 7 & Rear Fuzing attachment
1 fuzing unit

1. ATT. 1000. CRUTCH.
2. CHANGE OVER FRONT [inserted] 2000 [/inserted] CRUTCH [inserted] SHOES [/inserted] TO 1,000. CRUTCH.
3 CHANGE SLINGS.
4. PUT ON FUZING BOW. & plug in.

STORES CARRIED
60 x 4 lb INCY
8 x 25 INCY W/OR WITHOUT PAR.
12 x 20’F.
6 x 40 GP
8 x 30 lb LIGHT CASE
[underlined] NOTE [/underlined] WHEN 20F. 40G.P. HAVE PAR

SAFETY DEVICES WHEN LOADING
CREEP SPRING. SP. PLUNGER. BRASS FURBLE.
CREEP SPRING SHEAR WIRE.
CREEP SPRING SHEAR WIRE
CREEP SPRING SHEAR WIRE
NOT KNOWN
SHEAR WASHER. 33 N. PISTOL.
CAP & SPRING. SAFETY CLIP.

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Stores Required.
1 Alvis Tractor
2. Lifting Cradle
3 Blemheim hoist
1. Tractor under A/C.
2. Put. L. cradle and S.B.C.

4 into A/C and fix hoist to S.B.C.
5 Remove nuts of.
23 Pistol 5/16
21-22. 7/16.
2134 INSP. OF INCDY BOMBS.

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129 AP. ONLY. SCREWDRIVER. AP. Boots
137 GP. 1/2/3 TAILS OF 7/16
S.A.B
AS: 104.89.126.
123 16 PISTOL NOSE PLUG. GP MK1. [inserted] 1800. [/inserted] 354. 3 OF. COVER.
[sketch] [sketch]

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30 – 40
(‘B’. [inserted] [sketch] [/inserted] TYPE 2 SLINGS RED SETTING [indecipherable word]
2x5 TON. CABLES.
2,000 lb. B. CAR. (TYPE A) [inserted] [sketch] [/inserted] 1 SLING. 9 TON CABLE
20-30
1 TORP. ([underlined] 1,900 G.P. NEW [/underlined]) ([underlined] SIMMONS NUTS [/underlined])
1000 B. C. 1 OR. A (MUST BE 50 THOU. BETWEEN BOMB BODY AND CARRIER BLOCK
1 x 2000 A.P. ALSO (1000 G.P. USE SPECAL [sic] CRUTCH BLOCK)
‘C’ III EM UNIT. - FOR (A & B.) CARRIERS.
MK. III R. SLIP.

2
SIGNAL DISTRESS MARINE MK III. 5) Block & Red Band.
TIN. CONTAINER 1 LONG (2 SHORT. 2 FLARES 30 SEC.) RED 13 [symbol [inserted] 6 SEC. [/inserted] BEHIND EA [symbol] A ‘RED’
METH OF IGNITION. FRICTION)
[sketch]

[sketch [sketch] [sketch]
[sketch]

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4
[underlined] 1 SEC AFTER BEEN FIRED BURNS 10 SEC [/underlined] [symbol]
Cartridge, Singal [sic] 1 1/2” ([underlined] PREC [indecipherable letters] TION. [/underlined])
GREEN YELLOW RED. [symbol] SINGLE./3.)
Y. TO G. Y TO RED. CHANGE C. STAR (2)
G.G/R.G./R.R./YY/YB/YG/ D. [symbol] (6) [sketch]
WHITE BROWN SMOKE PUFF [sketch]
SMOK [sic] CHANGE [symbol] ARE INDEN BY [inserted] COLOURED [/inserted] BANDS.
D [symbol] S By [symbol] [symbol] , SMOKE BY [symbol]
CART. ILLIMININATED [sic]) By size TWICE AS LONG AS OTHER.
ALL CARTS. IGNITES 1 SEC. AFTER FIRING EXCEpt [sic]
S. Puff which ignites 1.5 SEC OWING to Delay in bush type S [symbol] D [symbol] and PART. IL. Burns 10 SECS.
the CHANGE [symbol] Burns for 3 and 8 SECS. Consecitively [sic] )

S. [deleted] ROCKET /16. [/deleted] ALWAYS TAKE OF WOODEN PLUG 28. WHITE [symbol]
800FT. (IGNISION [sic] FLAME, USE PORTFIRE) TO LIGHT.) 5 SEC.
[deleted] [indecipherable word] [/deleted] [inserted] always [/inserted] use on stick AND use [underlined] clip. [/underlined] LENGTH 16”. [symbol] 1.7”. 1 M5.
[underlined] ACTION [/underlined] THE FLAME FROM THE FIRE POT IGNITES THE POWDER IN THE VENT. WHICH IN TURN IGNITES THE ROCKET COMPOSITION. The gasses thus generated escape at high velocity through vent, the reaction drives the rocket to 800, when R compo is burnt out the flame is carrid [sic] to the G powder which ignites and expels the stars.

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MORTAR SIGNAL 3” MK 1. [sketch]
1. Barrell [sic] GENERAL DESCRIPTIONS.
2 Stand
3 Bracket & Pulley
4 Firing Lanyard
5 Rammers & Sponges
6 Wire brush
7 Vent kit.
[3 sketches]

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CANNOT JET. WITH
TYPE ‘A’ [deleted] MK IV [/deleted] BOMB DISTRIBUTER [sic]
MUST OPERATE SELECTOR SWITCH TO DROP BOMBs.
[sketch]

CANNOT JET. OR SELECT ANY BOMB
[sketch]

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“Armourers notes,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 22, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9869.

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