Friday, August 12, 2011
At the Imperial War Museum
Then, luck struck. They had a Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft cannon, with the distinctive "oil motors" that Enfield made. I indicate them with arrows in the picture (click to enlarge). At this point you might wonder "how does he really know those were Enfield made?". Well, I was lucky. They were labeled. Here is a side view where one can clearly read "ARL (Army Research Lab) Enfield, Redditch 1940".
booklet Enfield put out after the war. However, it is unclear to me what these devices were. As you can see they were sitting underneath an electric motor, made by H. M. Woods in Colchester. The motor was connected to the "oil motor" via an enclosed chain. Here we see it clearly in this front view,