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Eagles Nest Gun Emplacement

'"The new 10 inch gun erected at Eagle's Nest was successfully tired Monday. Each discharge costs from £28 to £70"  

Eagles Nest was once a highly significant  part of Port Phillip's early defence system. Built in 1889 its 10-inch breech loading gun was the largest hydro-pneumatic gun in Australia. Its prominent location allowed a 270 degrees arc of fire. The gun had a range of 10,800 yards (9.9 kilometers) and a charge could penetrate  armour up to 20.8 inches (53cm) thick. When 6-inch Mark VII Guns were introduced  to Point Nepean in c.1911 this gun emplacement was abandoned.

Submitted by: @IanThorp

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