Beach artillery - Invisible cannons




 
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September 19th, 2004  
battery
 

Topic: Beach artillery - Invisible cannons


Does anyone have any information on these? I saw them on a history channel program ( modern marvels ? ) it intrigued me, does anyone have any pictures of these?
September 19th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Never heard of that....

Could you please specify some more what guns you are talking about??
September 19th, 2004  
Delta210
 
The only thing that comes to my mind would be the 75mm pack howitzers used by the USMC during WWII.
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September 19th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 
He is talking about the early shore batteries that would retract behind a parapit after firing. Don't know much about them, but mainly used to defend ports from my understanding.
September 19th, 2004  
Delta210
 
Sort of like the old coastal batteries?
September 19th, 2004  
battery
 
Yeah, lil hulk was right on the ball. They used their power the recoil themselves back into their little bunker, it was cool footage... I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about them or had pics :P
September 20th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
yes i believe he is talking about the 10 to 14 inch disappearing rifles that were placed at the entrances to harbours (really intriguging: guess they didn't think the enemy would land anywhere else).

here is one site that deals with pre-dreadnought coastal fortss and weapons, world wide, with links to everything coastal.

http://www.oz.net/~markhow/pre-dred/coastal.htm

September 23rd, 2004  
Graebner
 

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October 9th, 2004  
Airborne
 
Hey, I just happen to have a picture of one tight here:

October 9th, 2004  
battery
 
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Originally Posted by Airborne
Hey, I just happen to have a picture of one tight here: