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    hi has eny one got eny info /pictures/drawings/gundrill info ,of the airebourn polston please, help if you can as i can not fined info on this gun wear has all the info gone. terry 201

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry201 View Post
    hi has eny one got eny info /pictures/drawings/gundrill info ,of the airebourn polston please, help if you can as i can not fined info on this gun wear has all the info gone. terry 201
    POLSTEN 20mm
    originated in poland as an attempt to simplify the oerlikon design making it easier and cheaper. Shortly after succesfully compleating the work GERMANY invaded, the drawings were smuggled to England it went into production as an air defence weapon.
    only 119 parts were required against the oerlikon, usualy mounted on a three gun trailor but single were used.
    calibre 0.78in
    weight121lbs
    length 86.75in
    elevation0 to 90dg
    traverse 360
    shell type weight HE. 4.19O
    muzzle velocity 2725ft per sec.
    effective ceiling 7200ft Hope that helps.

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    hi thanks for the info ,its a start on collecting the info on the polstan regards terry 201

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    http://www.anti-aircraft.co.uk/polstenquad.html

    http://www.mlrsbooks.co.uk/bookstore...p/prod727.html

    Possibly your poor spelling is making life harder?, plenty on Google for "Polsten"

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    hi Terry, are you still looking for info on the airborne Polsten mount?

    Regards Louis

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