First shot that's flying off.There's a thread on the Pillbox Study Group Forum Removed e24140 about a Type 28 pillbox. It appreas to have been constructed with a 6pr in mind but has a plate with a pivot pin sitting on the holdfast. Possibly an improvised fitting for a Bombard? The pin is reported as being 2" diameter.
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It may be a local fabrication and the pivot is clearly not stainless steel though in this case it is under cover.Compared to others that I have seen which have spent decades underground this mounting is in very poor condition, All the others I have seen are like new. I would also question the assumption it was for a 6 Pdr as they may not have been in service when this was built unless they are referring to the naval gun..
Without measurements I don't know but if room permits you traverse the Bombard to one side.First shot that's flying off.
A Bombard generates six tons of recoil. Look at those bolts and tell me it can take that.
Equally, the shape of the opening leaves me to wonder, especially, how the hell are we reloading?
Ahhhh ! Blubber buggies . Drove through the small town of Brandon today and it was a sea of the things . 6 outside the cafe , 2 outside the bakers , 3 outside each of the three pubs that I noticed , 2 outside each of the two bookies . Didnt see any outside the greengrocers though . Strange .This one of you feckers?
That's because the team of delivery persons were out delivering to the bookies, pub, bakers and cafes in the area.Ahhhh ! Blubber buggies . Drove through the small town of Brandon today and it was a sea of the things . 6 outside the cafe , 2 outside the bakers , 3 outside each of the three pubs that I noticed , 2 outside each of the two bookies . Didnt see any outside the greengrocers though . Strange .