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    Aha, so they were doing something else instead then.

    Let me think then - pipeline has to equal PLUTO I suppose? Weirs could have done all those pumps, lines, and distribution systems no problem.

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    G & J Weir came up with quite an innovative and very important solution to a problem, although short term but Nothing to do with the pipeline or water industry ?

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    well,just to add another aspect into the equation.In late 1942 The Clyde banks were the staging point for 'operation torch' and the massive export of men and equipment to Gibralter and then on to reinforce the battle for North Africa.

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    Following the clues I'm still none the wiser - yet

    But I was interested to find that they built a helicopter in 1943-44 the
    CIERVA W.9

    http://www.nolemmings.nl/wwiiair/htm...IERVA%20W9.htm

    Now off for more googling to following a hunch
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    It will all add up in the end !

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    Default Re: A Riddle............................................

    Anything to do with stuffing larger guns into turrets?

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    Default Re: A Riddle............................................

    Quote Originally Posted by Redherring View Post
    Anything to do with stuffing larger guns into turrets?


    Not quite Redherring !.

    I have uploaded some images of Weir's production facility in Cathcart ,Glasgow showing production of the 25 pdr's and some interesting VIP's.
    The King being one and Mrs Roosevelt ,who had been invited to the plant to inspect one particular item.


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    weirs 2.jpg  

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    The VIP's



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    mrs r 001.jpg  


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    Phesant 17pdr on 25pdr trail till new ones were ready just a thought
    just because I am parranoid does not mean they are not out to get me

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    This might be a little left field... but in 1942 the Australians designed a new variant of the Australian Cruiser tank design capable of mounting a modified 25-pounder gun in a fully traversable turret using a larger turret ring than was used on the production AC1 'sentinel'. The gun could load armour piercing or high explosive rounds. The Ordnance QF 25-pounder field gun/howitzer was quickly redesigned for this purpose, work that would later prove useful for the design of the 'small' Ordnance QF 25-pounder short gun/howitzer used extensively in the mountains of New Guinea later in the war. The AC3 never made it into full production, however I understand the redesigned 25 pounder gun went through testing in the prototype AC3 which now resides at the AWM in Canberra.

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