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March 18, 2006

Gunner Zen

Kinda looks like a bottle-filling machine, doesn't it?

6 inch Gun Magazine aboard the HMS Belfast

It's a 6inch Gun Magazine on the HMS Belfast.

If your soul calls for a bigger pic, click here.

Here's the shell hoist to the turret, a different view of the magazine (essentially the other side). All that to feed this:

6 inch Gun breech on the HMS Belfast.

Again, if you needa big pic - click here.

As compared to the magazine of an Iowa-class BB... in this case, the Iowa. Need some sense of scale?

All *that* to feed this:

16 inch gun being loaded on the Iowa