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AS Naval case?


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Hi Chaps,

my pal has just bought this and wanted some info on it please.
its cut down but he bought it for the interesting stampings.

over to you.


Limbo, or Anti Submarine Mortar Mark 10 (A/S Mk.10), was the final British development of the anti-submarine ahead-throwing weapon stemming from World War 2.
Limbo was developed by the Admiralty Underwater Weapons Establishment in the 1950s.
The system is a three-barreled mortar similar to the earlier Squid that it superseded.
Squid suffered from a manual loading drill, which was difficult to undertake on a pitching deck in heavy seas with no protection from the elements.
Limbo therefore had an automatic loading and firing sequence with all the crew under cover.
It was carried on the quarterdeck of ships on a mounting stabilised for pitch and roll and was widely fitted to Royal Navy escorts from 1955 to the mid1980s.
The range of the mortars was controlled by opening gas vents, and was between 400 and 1,000 yards (366 and 910 m). The weapon is linked to the Sonar system of the ship, firing on command when the target is in range. The rounds were projected so that they fell in a triangular pattern around the target. Limbo could fire in any direction around the ship and is reported to have been very accurate.
The weapon remained in service in the Royal Navy and Commonwealth navies until the 1990s and saw active service in the Falklands War.

Naval Armament, Doug Richardson