Sod Wombat, forget Charlie G, lets go for a Landypult Mk 1
I see a design fault. You have to point the Land Rover at the enemy to get on the line GT.....if a bunch of micks ran out of one of the houses in the picture there would not have been a quick getaway as the Land Rover is parked facing a row of terrace houses. Much grinding of gears and double de clutching.
Now if they didn't have a fixed fork they could park up in the middle of the road with a clear escape route and fire in any direction, much like a turret. I suspect the time into and out of action would be greatly reduced as well.
Full marks for deploying a second land rover which is obviously the ammunition tender.
I believe they also used it in their hearts and minds campaign with the female Catholic residents of the Falls.........This time they fired the original Rubber Bullets as the ladies lay on their backs, legs spread wide apart and akimbo to receive said presents.......only spoiled when the Black Mafia from the Green Jackets started cutting open the Bullets and filling them with nails...
The very long run or the short to medium term long run?
Their empire lasted longer than ours and in terms of the "known world" was probably larger (proportionally).
It would probably be even bigger if they mounted their ballistas on Land Rovers.