Recognition challenge

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by msr, Nov 18, 2006.

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  1. msr

    msr LE

    Please can someone tell me what this is?




  2. It's a building.
  3. Have you got access to it or did you get the photos from another site? If you have access, take a look around the breech and see if it has any factory markings, lettering or numbers.

    It may give you a clue...
  4. Not an Oerlikon is it? Does it have exposed springs along the barrel?
  5. its a british thing i read about once.
  6. Seems to be AAA. Rotate the wheels up and it would be a tripod. Might it be a 30mm Hispania Suiza AA (acquired near Port Stanley)? Can't find a picture of one yet but it would explain its apparent trophy status. I recall that various pieces of Argentine kit fetched up in the UK afterward. I have seen similarly mounted twin barrel AAA in similar situations.

    Apparently current Argentine equipment in the photo below.
    This is a HispanoSuiza HS L81,6 apparently.
  7. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    A green gun
  8. Is it a very large spoon for staring dangerous stew at a safe distance.
  9. Hmm, the barrel in MSR's photo appears similar to yours, might be an earlier version?
  10. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    Wheels and tyres look c**p - bog in NOW.
    Tend to think WW2 period?
    Which side - dunno. Dad was LAA but gone, so can't ask.
  11. I'm thinking Argie aa gun also, looks like one that used to be outside #1 sqn hanger at Raf Wittering
  12. its an army electric buffer similar to this civvy bit o crepe
  13. Actaully I have a feeling its one of ours.

    Looks a little like a 20 mm Polsten AA gun geared for airborne use used during the war



    NBy all acounts there was loads of different varients of this as they used any old gun and converted it this insclude the yank Hispano and the Oerilikon (sp)