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Battery Down

by on May.04, 2022, under Photography

Battery Down

Battery Down

NIKON Z 7 + 14.0 mm f/2.4 @ 14 mm, 454 sec at f/8, ISO 100

Gerry’s red dome in the gun emplacement at Malabar

The coastal defences on Malabar Headland (Malabar Battery) were built in 1941-42. On the orders of the Australian Army and manned at combat readiness in the period 1942-1943

This was designed for a counter-bombardment role and could also perform a close defence role. It was sited to fire into a gap between the Signal Battery (South Head) and the Banks Battery (at Cape Banks, the northern headland of Botany Bay)

It was equipped with two breech loading 6 inch calibre guns with a maximum range of 20,400 metres (over 20 kilometres)!

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

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