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Rheinmetall gun

Taking aim for the Paras

On 15 January 2 x 20mm German Rheinmetall anti aircraft guns arrived in the MV yard having being delivered by the Army.  This is a refurbishment project taken on for the Parachute regiment who are located at Colchester Barracks, Essex.  The guns are capable of firing 880-1,000 rounds per minute and have a dark history in that they were used against British forces aircraft during the Falkland's war.  In fact these guns are 2 from a total of 15  used by... more >
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Rheinmetall gun

Taking aim for the Paras

Two 20mm anti aircraft guns have arrived in the yard for refurbishment on behalf of the Parachute regiment, Essex.  The guns have a dark history as they were used by the Argentine Air Force against British forces during the Falkland's war.  After the war ended these  guns were shipped back to UK and used as 'Gate Guardians'.  DAS brief is to refurbish and deliver back to the Para's later this year.  more >
 
Searchlights

Searchlight restoration

Last May we were asked by the IWM if we would refurbish 3 of their 4 x 90cm diameter x WW2 searchlights.  Their plan being to use the Searchlights as part of the Battle of Britain display.  The brief that DAS were given was to... more >

Searchlights

Searchlight restoration

Three impressively big lights arrived in the MV Wing workshop for restoration on behalf of IWM Duxford Measuring 90cms in diameter IWM plan to use these searchlights as part of a new Battle of Britain display. The brief was to dismantle... more >

 
T34 tank in the mud at Duxford

Mud in Your Eye

If you’re a military photographer, nothing much beats seeing a Russian T55 tank in the mud hole at Duxford against a perfect early evening sky of low sunshine and fluffy clouds. “How many miles to the gallon do you get... more >

AEC Militant

Nellie steps up

A wet Sunday saw the dedicated DAS crew shifting the Trident into the Conservation Hall for repainting. On the day, the tug wasn’t happy so Nellie stepped in like the old soldier she is, and did a great job. Nellie is a 20... more >

 
Fairey Swordfish displaying at Duxford Flying Legends

Behind the Scenes

Many of us will have been to one of Duxford’s superb air shows, but how many have considered what goes on behind the scenes to prepare for such a great day’s enjoyment? Let's take a brief look at DAS involvement... more >

Changing a track on a 432 APC

Changing Track

Losing a track on the battlefield is rarely good news. The hard shoulder on the M25 might be a dodgy place to change a flat tyre, but at least it's unlikely that anyone will be shooting at you. We were reminded of this when we recently... more >

 
 
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