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A 360 video look at the Anti Aircraft Site, East Arm, Darwin

Discussion in 'Living History' started by NT_Australia, Nov 2, 2021.

  1. NT_Australia

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    This 360 interactive video of the East Arm World War II Anti Aircraft site in East Arm, Darwin Australia.
    Immerse yourself in the history from Anti Aircraft site in 360.
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    If you need more time, just pause the video - the 360 still works. Move the camera around by clicking and dragging the video.
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    Established in 1941, the Quarantine Anti-Aircraft Battery Site is the only complete gun-site of its type within the Darwin area.

    It is highly significant as it is of a design which was discontinued by the Defence Force in the mid 1940s and one which is unique to the Northern Territory.

    The site consists of four circular concrete gun emplacements in an arc around a central command post that is also of concrete and partially underground. There are remnant concrete slabs of other buildings and ablution facilities in the area and the walls of a magazine store. The guns went into action on 13/06/1942 and again on the 15 & 16 June 1942.

     
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    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Love it! Haven't seen a design like that before, it looks twice the size of every other ack-ack site I've ever seen. Are the ready ammo lockers flush with the walls, or is it just the angle? Any more shots of the command post, particularly inside?
     
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    Excellent!!
     
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    Very nice.
     
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    I just added another 2 videos - one on the ground with the GoPro and the other from the air with the drone. If you want anything else let me know - its only a 10 minute drive to the site.
     
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    Cheers. What calibre guns? I'm guessing 4.5"?
     
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