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    Default Re: # 34 EFTS Assiniboia Manitoba

    Nice one, I am guessing the bars are on the 25 yard range stop butt?

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    Default Re: # 34 EFTS Assiniboia Manitoba

    Nice photos Peter, I assume the building is a hangar? Like the monument too.

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    Default Re: # 34 EFTS Assiniboia Manitoba

    Hello Richard,
    yes the building is a new smaller hangar sitting on the base of the orginal ww2 hangar.
    Ken yes the bars were on the rear of the range inside one of the small attached rooms. Do you have any info on these ranges??
    Some more pictures. The bullet ridden plate was found and hand dug out of the dirt and grass. Could this be an original target?? It appeared to be red overal with a white stripe on it running horizontal.
    Last edited by Peter; 16-07-2010 at 22:52. Reason: moe pics

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    Default Re: # 34 EFTS Assiniboia Manitoba

    Last set of pictures..

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    Default Re: # 34 EFTS Assiniboia Manitoba

    my "local" CATP airfield is 13 EFTS and the 25 yard range is still standing (not an easy thing to demolish) Guess I should get a metal detector to see if similar targets are common. Maybe our Thai armourer can shed some light on this, Peter?

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    Default Re: # 34 EFTS Assiniboia Manitoba

    Since a 25 yard range was intended for small arms training I would not expect steel plate targets to be set up other than as a backplate to a softer paper or plywood target; too much danger of ricochets.

    The perforation of the plate in the image implies the use of Armour Piercing bullets; how thick is it?

    PS: Are those cedar shingles on the small buildings?

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    Default Re: # 34 EFTS Assiniboia Manitoba

    Yes most of the buildings has cedar shakeso n th sides. The plating was about 3 mm thick or so. overall red paint with a horizontal white bar. We talked to two veterans at two bases and they said they used to fire 303 machine guns as well which coincides with the bullets we found.
    Ken it might be an idea to check your range to see if yo ucan see any spent bullets.

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