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UK's sole surviving BL 18" on the move

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I haven't seen this mentioned on this forum yet, but I am sure that it will be of interest to some!


The BL 18" gun and proof carriage which has for some time been on display at Larkhill has as some will be aware been loaded to the Dutch until September. Some quite spectacular pictures of the loading and transport of the tube have now been published, although as yet I haven't seen any photos of the carriage loaded on road transport.


The gun is due to return to the UK in September 2013, but as yet it hasn't been decided where it will be going. Word is that a new permanent home, i.e., not Larkhill, where there will be better public access, will be found.


Links and photos here:-







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... thats the same Ainscough 1000 tonne crane we use to load out my modules here in Aberdeen - that must have cost a few £££ to hire They use the 200tonne crane just to set that thing up

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