WORLD WAR II
THE LEIGHTON BATTERY HERITAGE SITE
5.25" Gun Pit.
From the top
|This is a view into the ammunition handling
spaces that existed below the gun floor itself. This powerful weapon
fired an 80 pound round at sea or air targets. It used
electro-hydraulics to elevate and traverse.
All three weapons at Leighton were cut up for scrap in 1963, following the demobilisation of Coastal Artillery as a branch of the Royal Australian Artillery.