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    Default First Generation AAA

    A tree stump cannon outside the small anti aircraft museum on the grounds ones housing Roslagens Air Defence Corps.
    Patching some knowledge together it should be 7,5 cm Bofors field gun m/05 with a specially designed Anti Aircraft mounting! I guess shoot and scoot would involve a chainsaw


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    Righteous. and a beautiful backdrop as well.

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    Almost like the cannon is still keeping watch... I wonder if it's haunted.

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    Wouldn't really have to worry about shoot and scoot, as Trench warfare was static to the point where it would take a year just to get to the rear trench area, where I'm assuming this thing was set up. Plus, aircraft generally didn't strafe trenches because they were really slow and made a really good target for riflemen and machine gunners (look up how the Red Baron died). Given that information, it was a pretty sound setup. I just wonder what kind of ammunition they would use to shoot at aircraft, maybe a timed fuze...?
    BTW, I've seen photos of British 13 pounder (76mm) AAA guns mounted to the back of trucks like the Thornycroft Type J lorry, making the first self propelled AAA gun in history.

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    I still love the Lewis machine gun mounted on a wagon wheel.

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    Are you sure its not the Bofors "Fieldgun" model 02? Cant find any data for a m/05. In the beginning they had to experiment lot since the need for AA came during war. They later got the 7,5cm antiaircraftgun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Profevil View Post
    Are you sure its not the Bofors "Fieldgun" model 02? Cant find any data for a m/05. In the beginning they had to experiment lot since the need for AA came during war. They later got the 7,5cm antiaircraftgun.
    I mixed it up with the naval gun 7,5cm M/05 built by Finspång (the navy was more sceptical to Bofors at that time). The m/02 is ofcource a Krupp gun built both by Krupp and by Bofors under Lincence, i didn't recognise the m/02 because it didn't have it's armoured shield.

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