Friday, April 27, 2018
I have set up these guns in a four gun battery.
Anti-aircraft guns often set up in a square or diamond formation.
This allows all four guns to bear on a target from any direction.
They can put the fire direction equipment in the center of the guns.
That way wire runs don't have to be long for communications to the gun directors.
When the enemy is expected from a specific direction, such as along the coast...
Guns can be set up in a long row.
This formation allows guns to cover a longer area of coastline than a square.
And it's easier to fire at multiple targets using different guns.
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