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RA or RN AA Gun Tower Question
AlanL
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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2007 - 10:36 AM UTC
Hi folks

I'm building the coal crane for the pier at the moment. It occurred to me the base would make an excellent AA platform. I was just wondering how realistic that might be. I know the costal defence was manned by a mixture of Home Guard, RA and RN types.

Do ypou think the deployment of a 20mm AA cannon for AA defence on a PIer would be realistic?

Here's the link, the idea only entered my head as I was posting an update so I don't know yet how real that might be.

http://modelshipwrights.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=102428&page=1

Any thoughts anyone?

Cheers

Al
AlanL
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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 - 04:32 AM UTC
Hi Derek,

Thanks very much for that. That was kinda my thinking as well. The 20mm is a bit too large for the top but there are other options I could consider. I think it would add a more war like flavour to the setting myself and I've been looking for a spot to mount somethng on the LH lol, lol.

I'll copy you text to the folks on Shipwrights who didn't seem to keen on the idea.

Cheers

Al