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Featured battle : Baza

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 04 November 1810

Although French infantry were in the vicinity only their cavalry were engaged in this foray.

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British MOBAT anti-tank weapon

British MOBAT anti-tank weapon

An artillery piece looked after by members of the 20th Century Revisited group. It was a prominent infantry fire support weapon from the 1960's. It was a 120mm recoilless rifle and had a range of between 800 and 1000 yards. It fired a HESH round which was pretty effective against most tanks of the period but was heavy and had an immense back-blast which could quickly give away it's position, as well as being hazardous to it users. It could be towed behind an Austin Champ, or Land Rover. It was a lighter weight development of the BAT weapon which had a protective screen for the gun-team, and was phased out in favour of the later WOMBAT which was of magnesium construction and much lighter. Displayed by the 20th Century Revisited group.

Gallery updated : 2021-04-01 18:52:49

Featured review :

Jungle Bashers - A British Infantry Battalion in the Malayan Emergency 1951-1954

Bonner, Robert
'For those wishing to explore the Malayan Emergency from the viewpoint of the infantryman at the sharp end, this work is an essential tool. It is highly recommended for the casual reader, veteran, student and any professional historian researching the Malayan Emergency.
Fleur de Lys Publishers, 2003

Reviewed : 2012-01-30 00:00:00