Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Gun That Throws Shell Thirty-Five Miles -- April 7, 2021


Cordova, Alaska Daily Times, 20-April-1921

Disappearing guns, actually guns mounted on disappearing carriages, were extensively used by the United States Army Coast Artillery Corps, which was tasked with defending our harbors. The dissapearing carriage allowed the gun to pop up from behind a parapet, fire and then drop behind the parapet, driven by the gun's recoil. There the gun could be reloaded in relative safety. Very few new ones were installed after World War One.

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