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justboatonic

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Anyone see this on the M6 tonight?
« on: February 01, 2011, 09:19:17 PM »

An RN Mark 8, 4.5" gun on the back of a low loader heading south near Charnock Richard about 5.30ish tonight?

Bloody hell it was big. I was quite surprised at how big it was, gun barrel and all. Where would it have been coming from and going to? Looked in good nick.
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john s 2

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Re: Anyone see this on the M6 tonight?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 09:27:27 PM »

As we are scrapping most of the navy perhaps this gun is  being mounted inshore as no boats left? John
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Re: Anyone see this on the M6 tonight?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 10:54:11 PM »

Or going to join the others outside the Imperial War Museum previously known as Bedlam Lunatic Asylum.  <:( Now what made me think of that ?
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Re: Anyone see this on the M6 tonight?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011, 11:21:06 PM »

No they are going to leave them on the lowloader - it's the budget replacement for the Challenger II
Geoff
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Re: Anyone see this on the M6 tonight?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2011, 12:08:31 PM »

No they are going to leave them on the lowloader - it's the budget replacement for the Challenger II
Geoff

the way this lot are going is that Budget as in will cost at least twice as much as what it replaces while working half as well?
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wullie/mk2

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Re: Anyone see this on the M6 tonight?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2011, 04:19:32 PM »

A guy I know who lives near Carlisle has a working 1/6th scale model of a 4.5in naval gun,
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Re: Anyone see this on the M6 tonight?
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2011, 04:47:28 PM »

Best keep hold of it. The militery may have to borrow it if cutbacks continue. John.
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