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    Thumbs up Imperial War Museum London

    Had an hour and a half spare in London on Friday so went to the Imperial War Museum in Lambeth.

    Well worthy of a visit if you are in the area but 1 1/2 hours will NOT do it justice.

    It is very well laid out with plenty of static displays both large and small.

    For us "ammo nuts" there is not an awful lot of goodies but below are some pictures of some of them.

    Entry is free (you can make a donation in boxes dotted around the entrance) and people with camera's are welcome (what a refreshing change that is!) but beware do not bother to take a tripod unless you ask their permission beforehand.
    Pic 1 Main entrance
    Pic 2 One of many "gate guardians" 16 inch HE shells
    Pic 3 14" inch High Explosive Naval shell
    Pic 4 15" inch Armour Piercing Navan minus Driving band.
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    very nice chris i must make a vist when i have time great pics

    regards lee

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    Hi Chris
    I spent a lot of my mis spent youth at the IWM in the 60,s and 70,s before the museum was revamped and modinised, in those days if you wanted to see say the various marks of Mills grenades , they were all on display, nowadays i might see one in a display case with 100 other items. their libray is excellent still.

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    Thumbs up Imperial War Museum

    More pictures of the exhibits from the Imperial War Museum Lambeth London.

    Pic 5 42.5 Cm High Explosive shell German in origen and RH side 18" inch Naval High Explosive from WW1 era.

    Pic 6 9.2" inch High Explosive shell stood on 9.2" inch Howitzer.

    Pic 7 80 cm Shell for "Shcwerer Gustav" the largest gun ever made.

    Pic 8 40/60 Bofors gun on mobile mounting.

    Pic 9 High view of the 9.2" inch Howitzer.
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    very nice that 80cm shell would look great in my collection

    regards lee

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    Imperial War Museum London.

    A few more pictures-

    Pic 11 Arial view of 9.2 Howitzer.

    Pic 12 Parachute Mine.

    Pic 14 Royal Navy missile.

    Pic 15 Exocet missile.

    Pic 16 Cabinet with 6 pounder, 17 pounder a couple of 88's
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    Thumbs up Imperial War Museum London

    A few more;

    Pic 19 "Little Boy" Atomic bomb

    Pic 20 Incendiary bombs and 2", 3" and 4.2 Mortar bombs.
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    Question Imperial War Museum London.

    Finally I would just like to say thank you to the Imperial War Museum for being one of the few establishments "enlightened" enough to welcome people with camera's.

    Steve I wonder what happened to all the old exhibits as the first time I went some 30 (cough cough) years ago there were row upon row of cabinets in the front entrance full of Artillery and Anti-Aircraft rounds of every description, must have been 60 plus !

    Lee you are sadly in the queue behind me for a spare 80 cm "Schwerer Gustav" shell - sorry old bean !

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    Good pictures. I have been a few times but looking at your pictures makes me think I could do with another visit.
    I like the pic 20 with the bomb and fuse dispay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris 42 RQ View Post
    A few more pictures-

    Pic 16 Cabinet with 6 pounder, 17 pounder a couple of 88's
    Some nice looking German 5cm shells in front of the ID board.
    Which ones are labeled as 8.8cm shells?

    PC

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    Good photos Chris, sounds like you had a good time there.
    Thanks for showing them.
    Dave.

 

 
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