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Rear view of 9.2-inch gun at North Fort Battery being fired during a practice shoot.

Unknown1939

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
Sydney, Australia

Established in 1936, North Fort is a remnant military complex at North Head Sanctuary in Manly. Strategically placed at the northern entrance to Sydney Harbour, the now-demilitarised fort formed part of a defence system that spanned 300km of coastline during World War II.
Until 1952, the North Fort Battery featured two 9.2 inch calibre guns. Serviced by a network of underground tunnels, each was capable of firing a distance of 26.4km. Target coordinates were relayed to these heavy weapons from an underground Plotting Room.

Details

  • Title: Rear view of 9.2-inch gun at North Fort Battery being fired during a practice shoot.
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1939
  • Location Created: North Head Sanctuary, Manly, Sydney Harbour, NSW
  • Physical Dimensions: Unknown
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Royal Australian Artillery Historical Company
  • Medium: Photograph

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