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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:24 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

These concrete pylons were built as part of the Firth of Forth defences. They would stop ships and submarines going round the south side of the island while the north side of the island was defended with guns and search lights





From the checking I've done, this brick building was a searchlight and just below was a pill box housing a 75mm machine gun


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75mm is 3" thats mighty big bullets.  
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The bolts are still in the floor from where the gun was attached






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The searchlight




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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Nice pics Stu  

75mm sounds more like an anti-tank gun.
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brilliant wee bit of modern history there...
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brilliant wee bit of modern history there...
Aye fur you...      
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uch shoosht, you , remember I get excited at auld lavvies..
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