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Mad Cat

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#1 12 years ago

Hello, i just came back from a 3 day trip with our school. We went to Lille (France) Dover (GB) and Canterbury (GB) to visit some places.

Of course there's nothing stunning to see in Lille and neither in Canterbury, considered the fact that i hate visiting cathedrals (They all look the same to me).

That leaves only Dover. Very particular case: i had already been to Dover 4 or 5 times and once to it's castle. We went again this year and i decided to enlarge my "WW2 stuff" photo collection. But unfortunately there were no information plates on the following guns, of which i like to know the name. They are all located scattered around Dover Castle.

I don't know if the 2 first ones are the same type (much resemblence), but they're two different guns.




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#2 12 years ago

I am no expert on British WWII arty, but are all the guns of WWII vintage? #2 and #3 look suspect to me, but I'm out of my depth.




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#3 12 years ago

I suppose they would be WW2, there wouldn't be much point in placing a gun that's not from WW2 in a museum area that is about either medieval times and WW2...




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#4 12 years ago

isn't there there is a statue of Lord Sandwitch ? (near the catle) the #3 is a 25 pounder it was use by the british during ww2 (was also in "a bridge too far" film)




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#5 12 years ago

yeah i thought they might be 25 pdr's.

The first one looked like it was somewhere near 105mm. I couldn't approach very close so i might be wrong.




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#6 12 years ago

25 pounder mark II, judging by the muzzle brake.




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#7 12 years ago

yes about the firs one , it's certainly a aa gun (a 3,7 inch / 94 mm). I would say vickers and the second one would be a variant




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#8 12 years ago

In my hometown I pass a 25 pounder everytime I go to campus. And it looks like #3 :)




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#9 12 years ago

Thank you all.

The last gun i took a picture of (not between these) was a Bofors 40 mm AA. Didn't need the name from that one ;).