Cutaway view of a proximity fuze for aerial bombs developed by Section E for the United States Army Air Corps. Rather than relying on a battery, this design employs a turbine driven by external blades.

Caption     Cutaway view of a proximity fuze for aerial bombs developed by Section E for the United States Army Air Corps. Rather than relying on a battery, this design employs a turbine driven by external blades. ww2dbase
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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
5 Jul 2021 09:11:05 PM

Section E worked in parallel with Section T but Section E developed fuzes primarily for United States Army unrotated weapons whereas Section T’s priority all along was to develop and anti-aircraft fuze for the Navy’s 5-inch guns. Fuzes for aerial bombs required an alternate source of electricity since the intense cold at high altitudes made batteries unreliable.

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