What is this weapon? Looks like a very hefty foundation.

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  1. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

  2. travers1940

    travers1940 Well-Known Member

    This is a Blacker Bombard Spigot Mortar on a concrete mounting.
    Blacker Bombard - Wikipedia
    This link has the same photo labeled:
    Home Guard soldiers operate a 'Blacker Bombard' spigot mortar during training at No. 3 GHQ Home Guard School at Onibury near Craven Arms in Shropshire, 20 May 1943.
     
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  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Blacker Bombard.

    Hefty indeed. They seem to survive very well.

    Sorry, cross-post with above.
     
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    In the 21st century used for art
    In a back garden in Shropshire covering a river bridge
    Photos in posts from my collection
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  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    In Amersham Buckinghamshire along side a foot path in the 21st century

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  7. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Did you recognize it as a mount when you took the picture? Probably did. :)

    Kind of a subtle 'Swords into plowshares' image.
     
  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Sadly Dave I did
    been trawling around bits of the UK for all WW2 related buildings and other bits
    Many many posted here United Kingdom


    Regards
    Clive
     
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  9. Listy

    Listy Active Member

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