Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Real Thing - 80 Pounder Gun emplacement

I thought this might be interesting for those late 19th century wargamers. These guns were put into Warrnambool,  Port Fairy and Portland in 1889 to defend against a possible Russian invasion. The Portland gun and emplacement were restored in 1984 and give a good idea of what an emplacement of the day would look like.

From the rear
The site would have dominated the bay below it although modern day industry seems to have gotten in the way.
Door to the left of the gun.
Date stamp on the gun.
The magazine and lamp passage doors to the right of the gun.

B1 and B2 man the gun.

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