Naval Guns at Fort Nelson
Today Fort Nelson is a military museum and part of the Royal Armouries. Visitors can tour the original facilities, but much of its current attraction derives from the extensive collection of artillery hardware on display. Just about every period from medieval times to the Gulf War is represented by examples or ordnance ranging from Turkish cannon to the Iraqi Supergun. Within this vast collection are some fascinating examples of naval ordnance, many of which are of particular interest to modellers building warships of various periods. At Fort Nelson you can see examples of the cannon carried by the Mary Rose, the last example of the 14 inch naval guns mounted by the King George V Class battleships and a lot more in between. The accompanying photos show some of the naval guns, many of which are common modelling subjects for both scratch built and kit based models.
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