Vickers and Armstrong 38.1 cm gun, Bateria de Cenizas, Costa Calida, Spain by Squealia

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Bateria de Cenizas, On high hilltops either side of the city Cartagena, are pairs of very impressive British built Vickers and Armstrong 38.1 cm guns (in the style of the ‘Guns of Navarone’) which were used to protect the approches to Cartagena in more recent times. Built around 1930 these Baterias are now abandoned. These guns included four of the largest artillery pieces ever made – huge 38.1 Vickers guns with a range of some 20 miles. These guns remain in place, two at the Castillitos battery, at Cabo Tiñoso, near Puerto de Mazarron, & two here at the Cenizas battery, near La Manga Club. Up in the open air, the mean and menacing guns point seaward and they would have been virtually impossible to spot from any distance, with their low profile and camouflage. I have included these images as you get a real feel to how big these guns are with people around them! These guns are about 220m above sea level, which although not a high altitude, is quite high above the sea as it is a sharp drop over the edge!



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  • Clive
    Cliveover 5 years ago

    Would not want to be on the receiving end of that one….great shot Celia

  • LOL no! Thanks Clive

    – Squealia

  • cindylu
    cindyluover 5 years ago

    Great shot

  • Thanks Cindylu

    – Squealia

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 5 years ago

    Blimin eck Celia, yer nearly had me eye out with that thing LOL.
    Great shot Celia, they are massive..

  • Massive they are! Thank you Jason

    – Squealia

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 5 years ago

    Ooooh my goodness, incredible shots Celia.

  • Thank you Lyn

    – Squealia

  • Patricia Montgomery
    Patricia Montg...over 5 years ago

    Excellent composition and depth of field! Great job!!!

  • Thank you Patricia

    – Squealia

  • davesphotographics
    davesphotograp...over 5 years ago

    wow not thats a big gun i see now why it can fire over 20miles lol great capture and nice shots

  • LOL it must have made some noise!!!! I don’t think any of these guns were ever fired in anger though! Thanking you Dave

    – Squealia

  • lefty1
    lefty1over 5 years ago

    wow, now that is a weapon! awesome capture Celia

  • Thank you John, I bet a bit deafening!

    – Squealia

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 5 years ago

    Fantastic point of view. LOl really gives you the feel of its size.

  • Thank you Karen

    – Squealia

  • Jenny Brice
    Jenny Briceover 5 years ago

    Fabulous shot Celia. I love the perspective.

  • Thank you Jenny

    – Squealia

  • NeWDaWn
    NeWDaWnover 5 years ago

    Nice shot! It sure is awesome.

  • Thank you

    – Squealia

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