SCALE: 28MM - 1/56TH

1 ARTILLERY PIECE/WAR MACHINE

3 CREW

Metal

REQUIRES ASSEMBLY

This product is supplied unassembled and unpainted. Glue and paints not included.

Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Blacker was a retired Indian Army officer who dabbled in weapon research, especially in attempts to create an anti-tank weapon based around the spigot mortar concept: a barrel-less device that uses a steel rod – the spigot – to ignite a charge propelling a bomb into the air.

The War Office was unresponsive to Blacker’s approaches until a demonstration of the weapon ignited Winston Churchill’s ‘boy’s own’ love of the dramatic. The mortar was mounted on a concrete pedestal or substantial cruciform platform so was immobile.

An unpopular device as an artillery weapon for obvious reasons, the Blacker Bombard nevertheless served as the template for the Royal Navy’s hugely successful forward-firing ‘hedgehog’ submarine killer, which had a success rate ten times greater than depth charge attacks.

British blacker bombard (spigot mortar)

£13.00 Regular Price
£11.70Sale Price

    Important Customer Information

    Please be aware that our delivery times can exceed 7 business days on certain items. We are a small community supported business, so at present we may not be holding all the items available on our web store in stock. We may have to order the item from our supplier before we can send it out to you. We have a full customer support network that will keep you informed as to the status of your order.  Thank you for you support.

    GET IN TOUCH: 

    5-6 Queens Square, High Wycombe

     

    contact@tabletoprepublic.com

     

    HP11 2DF

     

    Tel: 01494 257566

    OPENING HOURS

    SHOP TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19.

    PLEASE CONTACT US FOR CLICK & COLLECT TIMES

    MEMBERS AREA: