John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 84

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Carriage

Is constructed to allow 16 degrees of elevation

and 5 degrees depression being given to the gun which

recoils axially in a cradle, the gun is fitted with a

hydraulic buffer to limit the recoil working recoil 41"

and running out springs to return the gun to firing

position, the carriage is so constructed so that the

elevation of the gun can be altered without misfiring

with the line of sight. It is provided with a seat

on each side of the trail for two of the gun detachment 

and with a shield for the protection of the numbers

serving.

The principal parts of the carriage are;


Trail, Carriage body, Cradle, Hydraulic

Buffer, Running out Springs,  Elevating Gear,

Range Gear, Traversing Gear, Firing Gear,

Brake Gear, Shield, Axletree and Wheels, 

Sights

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Carriage

Is constructed to allow 16 degrees of elevation

and 5 degrees depression being given to the gun which

recoils axially in a cradle, the gun is fitted with a

hydraulic buffer to limit the recoil working recoil 41"

and running out springs to return the gun to firing

position, the carriage is so constructed so that the

elevation of the gun can be altered without misfiring

with the line of sight. It is provided with a seat

on each side of the trail for two of the gun detachment 

and with a shield for the protection of the numbers

serving.

The principal parts of the carriage are;


Trail, Carriage body, Cradle, Hydraulic

Buffer, Running out Springs,  Elevating Gear,

Range Gear, Traversing Gear, Firing Gear,

Brake Gear, Shield, Axletree and Wheels, 

Sights


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  • March 27, 2017 16:20:21 Cheryl Ellsworth

    Carriage

    Is constructed to allow 16 degrees of elevation

    and 5 degrees depression being given to the gun which

    recoils axially in a cradle, the gun is fitted with a

    hydraulic buffer to limit the recoil working recoil 41"

    and running out springs to return the gun to firing

    position, the carriage is so constructed so that the

    elevation of the gun can be altered without misfiring

    with the line of sight. It is provided with a seat

    on each side of the trail for two of the gun detachment 

    and with a shield for the protection of the numbers

    serving.

    The principal parts of the carriage are;


    Trail, Carriage body, Cradle, Hydraulic

    Buffer, Running out Springs,  Elevating Gear,

    Range Gear, Traversing Gear, Firing Gear,

    Brake Gear, Shield, Axletree and Wheels, 

    Sights

  • February 25, 2017 21:52:12 Erin Gordon

    carriage.

             /           Is constructed to allow 16 degrees of elevation

    and 5 degrees depression being given to the gun which

    recoils axially in a cradle, the gun is fitted with a

    hydraulic buffer to limit the recoil working recoil HI"

    and running out springs to return the gun to firing

    position, the carriage is so constructed so that the

    elevation of the gun can be altered without misfiring

    with the line of sight. It is provided with a seat

    on each side of the trail for two of the gun detachment 

    and with a shield for the protection of the numbers

    serving.

             The principal parts of the carriage are;


    trail, Carriage body, Cradle, Hydraulic

    Buffer, Running out Springs,  Elevating Gear,

    Range Gear, Traversing Gear, Firing Gear,

    Brakes Gear, Shield, Axletree and Wheels, 

    Sights


  • February 25, 2017 21:46:22 Erin Gordon

    carriage.

             /           Is constructed to allow 16 degrees of elevation

    and 5 degrees depression being given to the gun which

    recoils axially in a cradle, the gun is fitted with a

    hydraulic buffer to limit the recoil working recoil HI"



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