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"WWII anti-aircraft gun to be restored for Fort Miles Museum" #Military #History

"WWII anti-aircraft gun to be restored for Fort Miles Museum" #Military #History

An M2 90mm anti-aircraft gun will be restored for the Fort Miles Museum in Delaware (Photo: Ammoland ) A WWII-era anti-aircraft gun arrived in Cape Henlopen State Park Thursday to be restored for the Fort Miles Museum in Delaware, according to The News Journal . While the M2 90mm big guns were normally used to shoot down planes and destroy tanks during WWII, they were installed on the Delaware River and Bay to take out motor torpedo boats, said Gary Wray, president of the Fort Miles Historical Association. Jim Hall, chief of cultural resources for the Division of Parks and Recreation, noted that Gen. George Patton said the guns were technological marvels second only to the atomic bomb in their importance in winning the war. The guns weigh 32,000 lbs. and could fire two types of shells, armor piercing or high-explosive. Hall noted the power of the guns, which could hit targ...

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