SU3401 : WWII Hampshire - RAF Beaulieu airfield: Signals Mortar (2)

taken 2 years ago, 3 km from Furzey Lodge, Hampshire, Great Britain

WWII Hampshire - RAF Beaulieu airfield: Signals Mortar (2)
WWII Hampshire - RAF Beaulieu airfield: Signals Mortar (2)
The mortar socket is given added strength by its shape, and by the "fins" buttressing the sides. Pure conjecture, but the rusty attachment on the front was probably the mortar's spring loaded actuator. A pin through the base attached to a wire held it in place, and was released when the wire was pulled firing the mortar.

SU3401 : WWII Hampshire - RAF Beaulieu airfield: Signals Mortar (3)
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Date Taken
Monday, 13 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 15 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Air transport  Heath, Scrub  Defence, Military  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 3475 0115 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:48.5320N 1:30.4905W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 3475 0115
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