La Batterie du Poste Optique

Posted on November 2, 2021 / 7
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : Madagascar

The Batterie due Post Optique was built in 1898 to mount four 138 mm guns, model 1873-4.  This is a barbette battery with four emplacements separated by traverses that contain the magazine.  The guns had a maximum range of 7,500 metres with a rate of fire of one round per minute.  The guns have now gone, but one of the 1897-gun mounts remains on site.

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