Pics of ground mount dual pompoms, 1940...?

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Pics of ground mount dual pompoms, 1940...?

Post by jwilly48519 » 16 Jun 2010 06:18

Anthony Williams at his weapons technology website, on this page, says that "In the 1930s a small number of 2 PR was acquired by the British Army as a stop-gap AA weapon (in a twin-barrel fixed mounting) before the Bofors gun was adopted, but these were eventually given to the Navy."

This is a single ground-mount two pounder pompom:
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This picture is of a single pompom mounted in a carrier of one sort or another...this might be a Loyd Carrier, but I'm unsure of that:
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Does anyone have either photos of any non-naval mounting of the "twin-barrel" weapon referred to by Anthony Williams, or any other vehicle mount for pompoms of any configuration?

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Re: Pics of ground mount dual pompoms, 1940...?

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Jul 2010 21:05

One image :

twin 2pdr QF Mk 8 anti-aircraft gun, a Naval 2pdr Pom-Pom adapted for use on land. The mounting carried two guns, one above the other, and rotated on the gun plate. Fewer than sixty of these guns were mounted in various ports during 1938-1939. They were replaced by the superior 40mm Bofors when it came into production.

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