An inert WWI British 4.5” Shrapnel Shell with No.89 Long Range T&P Fuze.
Stamped markings on the fuze include “No.89 I R L” and “10/17”
Measures approx. 33 x 11 cm.
Note - the shell body is pitted and the 2 parts don't fit together perfectly - Please see the photos.
The following is copied from the internet: Initially developed in 1917 for BL 4.7in and BL 60pr Field guns in the anti-aircraft role, the time and percussion fuze No.89 was the longest range fuze that was used by the British army in WWI, with a maximum combustion time of 60 seconds, 15 seconds longer than the long range fuze, No.88. The No.89 had 3 time combustion rings instead of 2 as in every other British T & P fuze.
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