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    Default Re: Machinegun Testing Butts

    B17 rear guns firing into a Shooting-in Butt 'somewhere in England'



    The standard SIB built on 1942 onwards bomber airfields as a semi circular earth bank usually at the back of an aircraft dispersal.

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    Default Re: Machinegun Testing Butts

    RAF Newton


    RAF Newton (9) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    RAF Newton (6) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    RAF Newton (5) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr

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    Default Re: Machinegun Testing Butts

    Both Butt and Range at Newton have gone.

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    I took those last summer glad I did now.wonder if any of the pillboxes are gone now as well

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    Default Re: AUDIT - Firing Butts / 25 Yard Maching Gun Ranges

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    The aircraft Shooting-in Butt was located here at the end of a surfaced track: NY483615

    http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepat...z=19&oz=7&gt=1

    The butt is visible on an old OS map. I believe that the 25 yard Range was located directly behind it but not on the map (1974)

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    Default Re: Machinegun Testing Butts

    The 25 yard range at Castletown is here (remians) The firing point was parallel with the edge of the post-war road:

    http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepat...z=19&oz=8&gt=1

    I think that I misidentified this as a Shooting-in Butt in another thread but cannot locate the post.

    The SIB is here:

    http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepat...z=18&oz=8&gt=1

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    Default Re: Machinegun Testing Butts

    RAF Llandow 40ft Aircraft MG Test Butt. The AM plan lists it as 12312/41, though it may actually be 1321/41.
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