Posted 4 years ago
Good afternoon everyone,
Pictured above is a 2nd edition Britains 2 pounder anti - aircraft gun on mobile chassis produced in 1946. Collection: Britains Anti-Aircraft units of The British Army. Approx. dimensions: 5" long wheel to wheel, 2" wide, 2" high. Scale 1:32 Model # 1717 originally designed in 1939, comprising 1715 bofors aa gun and chassis 1616. Version 1 with white rubber wheels. In 1946, back into production with black rubber wheels in khaki color. Later version 3 with plastic wheels and green color. In 1962, still renumbered in 9735 (production after the war between 1946-1962).
Mounted on turn table on rubber tyred trailer chassis with two thrust girders and 4 leveling screws the latter being used to raise the gun from the wheels when in action.
LOADING: Draw back triangular brass breech cover and swing over to right side. Insert shell in muzzle.
FIRING: Place forefinger on breech cover swing back to normal position when shell will be propelled.
Worm gearing is provided to raise or lower barrel.
At one time this actually propelled small plastic shells which I don't have and the worm gear to raise and lower the barrel is missing. Otherwise it is in good shape for it's age.