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  • Construction Commenced:
    October 15 1925 (gun emplacement 1)
    March 1937 (gun emplacement 2 &3)

  • Construction Completed:
    February 20, 1926 (gun emplacement 1)
    June 1937 (gun emplacement 2 & 3)

  • Date of Transfer:
    May 10, 1926 (gun emplacement 1)
    April 21, 1942 (gun emplacement 2 &3)

  • Cost of Construction:
    $37,228 for all three emplacements, the cost of the guns is unknown
  • Gun Type and Manufacturer:
    M1920 MII 14" 50 Caliber - Watervliet Ars.
  • Carriage Type and Manufacturer:
    M1920 MII Railway Carriage - Watervliet Ars.
  • Total Weight of Each Gun:
    344.25 Tons Gun and Carriage Only
  • Radius of Fire:
    360 Degrees on emplacement,
    7 Degrees on track

  • Number of guns produced:
    2 US (Fort MacArthur) 2 Territorial

Battery Erwin Gun #1 at the Don Shoot

Gun drill on the Lower Reservation 1935

Battery Erwin Gun #2 on the way to San Diego

Battery Erwin Gun #2 at the Don Shoot

The Guns of Fort MacArthur

    Battery Osgood - Farley
    Battery Leary Merriam
    Battery Barlow - Saxton
    Battery Lodor
    Battery Erwin

         Battery details

    Battery Eubanks

    Battery 127 (Paul D Bunker)

    Battery 128

    Battery 240 (Harry C. Barnes)

    Battery 241

    Battery 242 (Harry J Harrison)

    90mm AMTB

    155 GPF Mobile Guns

    Anti-Aircraft (Fixed and Mobile)

Missile Systems of Fort MacArthur

    The Nike Program

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