WS49 Lower Forbes Searchlight Gibraltar
Posted on December 19, 2015 / 607
Zone : Upper Rock
Location :
Condition : Good

This would appear to be a fixed searchlight position to acquire land targets advancing towards the Land Front/Grand Battery.  It is though that this fixed beam searchlight was probably used to help acquired land targets.  There are remains of the original 90cm searchlight base in the position, and just below there is part of the original searchlight itself.

These Searchlights were also used extensively in defense against nighttime bomber raids during the Second World War. Sometimes they were controlled by sound locators and radars, searchlights could track bombers, indicating targets to anti-aircraft guns and night fighters and for dazzling crews. They were also used for ground attack where possible open areas were. This Searchlight is in two areas the base is in its shelter the lighting case is in a walled area below.

WS49 Lower Forbes Searchlight
This would appear to be a fixed searchlight position to acquire land targets advancing towards the Land Front/Grand Battery.  It is though that this fixed beam searchlight was probably used to help acquired land targets.  There are remains of the original 90cm searchlight base in the position, and just below there is part of the original searchlight itself.

These Searchlights were also used extensively in defense against nighttime bomber raids during the Second World War. Sometimes they were controlled by sound locators and radars, searchlights could track bombers, indicating targets to anti-aircraft guns and night fighters and for dazzling crews. They were also used for ground attack where possible open areas were. This Searchlight is in two areas the base is in its shelter the lighting case is in a walled area below.

WS49 Lower Forbes Searchlight
Zone : Upper Rock
Location :
Condition : Good
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