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  • Test Pilot
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    Well done! Worthy of any archive.

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  • Steamy Window
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    http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/...ad.php?t=19793

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  • GoneToTheCanner
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    Hi concussion
    Bolting down was not always the case. The old very large turrets of battleships were not bolted down, merely kept in place by their weight.
    regards
    GttC

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  • Goldie fish
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    Empties get collected of course. You can't be dumping at sea any more.


    ahem.

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  • concussion
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    What I mean is, is it preferable that the empties go over or get collected? I had assumed that it is bolted down

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  • Goldie fish
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    Note the big wall of aluminium in front of the gun that the empties have bounced off. The deflection tube is identical.
    The Naval mount is completely different from the land based one. It is bolted down to the deck quite thoroughly. Otherwise the gun is functionally identical.

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  • concussion
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    Is it just a case of (basically) unbolting the front and rear of the carriage and the outriggers?
    Is the deflection tube cut down so the cartidges don't go over the side or have those empties in the photo bouced back off something?

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  • Goldie fish
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    The naval mounting for the Bofors 40mm is more like something seen on ww2 submarines.

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  • Test Pilot
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    Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
    That naval mounting is very unusual not the standard we had mounted with the L40/60mm

    Is the Anti aircraft weapon a 3.5 inch or 3.7 inch? rwasdon being we had several 3.7 inch guns in use during the war..aminly deployed around Dublin..and as far as I know there are no examples existant in this country...bofors are ten a penny.
    Well done Murph, they are 3.7 inch. Have a look at the attached photo's.
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  • Jetjock
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    Wasn't there a 3.7 " AA gun on display outside the old barracks in Kildare town?

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  • golden rivet
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    Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Notice four guys on the mounting as opposed to three in the old days.
    :confused: no helmets on either changing times...

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  • Goldie fish
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    Originally posted by Victor View Post
    Where was the Bere Haven anchorage, between the island and the mainland?
    North of the Island, well protected by the Narrow inlet to the west, Longhort Battery to the east, and another battery to the north. The geography of the island also gives the impression that to those unfamiliar, it is part of the mainland. The Anchorage is physically sheltered by the mountains on 3 sides, as can be seen from the photos.

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  • hptmurphy
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    Notice four guys on the mounting as opposed to three in the old days.

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  • Goldie fish
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    Originally posted by golden rivet View Post
    any pictures of them or are they just ones that were picked up cheaply
    They are similar to the mounts seen on the Canadian Minesweepers.

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  • hptmurphy
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    That naval mounting is very unusual not the standard we had mounted with the L40/60mm

    Is the Anti aircraft weapon a 3.5 inch or 3.7 inch? rwasdon being we had several 3.7 inch guns in use during the war..aminly deployed around Dublin..and as far as I know there are no examples existant in this country...bofors are ten a penny.

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