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Re: Something different...

Post by carius » 26 Jun 2023 06:09

Kitakami cruiser AA battery
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Re: Something different...

Post by ShindenKai » 26 Jun 2023 07:42

carius wrote:
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Kitakami cruiser AA battery
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Great pic Carius. Thank you for posting.

Seems that the Kitakami's splinter shields for the Type 96 25mm guns served a double-duty: crew/ship protection and limiting the guns 'field-of-fire' via the top edge of the shields themselves. The gun barrels would actually 'ride' the edge of the shields.

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Re: Something different...

Post by carius » 26 Jun 2023 10:06

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ShindenKai wrote:
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carius wrote:
26 Jun 2023 06:09
Kitakami cruiser AA battery
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Great pic Carius. Thank you for posting.

Seems that the Kitakami's splinter shields for the Type 96 25mm guns served a double-duty: crew/ship protection and limiting the guns 'field-of-fire' via the top edge of the shields themselves. The gun barrels would actually 'ride' the edge of the shields.
Thank you!Here Kitakami AA guns disposition.
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Re: Something different...

Post by carius » 28 Jun 2023 07:44

A Kaiten being trial-launched from the light cruiser Kitakami
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Re: Something different...

Post by carius » 29 Jun 2023 12:15

One more
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Re: Something different...

Post by carius » 11 Jul 2023 08:17

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Re: Something different...

Post by carius » 25 Jul 2023 07:02

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Post by carius » 14 Aug 2023 12:21

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Re: Something different...

Post by adachi » 15 Aug 2023 07:28

carius wrote:
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This photo is a platoon of the Kure 3rd Special Naval Landing Force Kosaka Company around early 1939 in Amoy (Xiamen).

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Re: Something different...

Post by carius » 22 Aug 2023 19:16

I-29 kommander Kinashi
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Re: Something different...

Post by carius » 23 Aug 2023 17:28

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Re: Something different...

Post by carius » 24 Aug 2023 18:36

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Post by carius » 29 Aug 2023 19:08

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Re: Something different...

Post by carius » 31 Aug 2023 16:31

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Post by carius » 05 Sep 2023 07:57

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