100 Tonne Gun, Gibraltar

Gibraltar, Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Photo by: Jason Taperell
Date: 2004-06-16
Image ID: 301090
One of 4 such guns built in Newcastle in 1870. Only 2 now survive, this one and a similar example in Malta. The gun's traverse was steam operated and took 3 hours to build up enough steam pressure to function.

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Topics: militaria  | military
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