WORLD WAR 2

TUNNELS

VIRTUAL TOUR

 

THE LEIGHTON BATTERY HERITAGE SITE

 

 

5.25" Gun Pit.

 

This is a view into the ammunition handling spaces that existed below the gun floor itself. This powerful weapon fired an 80 pound round at sea or air targets. It used electro-hydraulics to elevate and traverse.
All three weapons at Leighton were cut up for scrap in 1963, following the demobilisation of Coastal Artillery as a branch of the Royal Australian Artillery.