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HMS Brave Borderer 40mm
« on: August 13, 2010, 07:03:27 PM »

I'm planning on building HMS Brave Borderer in the not to disant future, the 40 mm gun that she carries is difficult to see the position of the layers and trainers position, all the pictures that I have found do not give a clear indication. any help or directions would be just fine
many thanks Pat.
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 40mm
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010, 08:01:04 PM »

the explosion museum in gosport hampshire aparently has one on display !
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 40mm
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010, 08:47:21 PM »

I too am building the Brave at 1/24 scale, i found John at Precision Controls and Nautical Marine Models very helpful...

Russ
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 40mm
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2010, 05:45:58 PM »

Triumphj, many thanks for the info, I live a few thousand miles from Gosport, there was one photo from museum that will help.
To 6705 Russel, thats  a smart looking start to the BB, I will watch the build with interest.

Many thanks to you both........Pat
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 40mm
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2010, 06:28:53 PM »

My wife and I are goint to this and the RN Museum at the beginning of next month, if I can get any
decent phtographs I will put them on this post if it is any good to you.

Geoff
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 40mm
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2010, 07:07:38 PM »

Hello Geoff, Many thanks will look foward to seing them
Pat.

My wife and I are goint to this and the RN Museum at the beginning of next month, if I can get any
decent phtographs I will put them on this post if it is any good to you.

Geoff
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 40mm
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2010, 07:33:40 PM »

Hi freelance 1, This site has some excellent detail of the L60 Bofors which was probably mounted on BB:

http://sites.google.com/site/kdperkasa/Home/the-real-boat/the-armaments                      : :-)
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 40mm
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2010, 09:35:12 PM »

Hello Perkasaman, ,Many thanks for the URL, I was wondering how did they train and lay this gun, what I thought was a box, is the position for the gunner.
Many thnks Chum.

Hi freelance 1, This site has some excellent detail of the L60 Bofors which was probably mounted on BB:

http://sites.google.com/site/kdperkasa/Home/the-real-boat/the-armaments                      : :-)
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Re: HMS Brave Borderer 40mm
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2010, 07:36:29 PM »

The gun was trained and elevated electrically (the elevation motor is shown on one of the drawings), how the gunner actually controlled it I don't know, I've never seen a close-up of the gunner's "cockpit" position.

How many crew were needed to operate this gun? At least one loader must have been needed, but it looks like the gunner could perform the duties of all the other crew needed for the manually operated Bofors guns used in WW2.
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