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I have a few images so thought I would offer them. I love this image. Deep down this artillery man wanted to be a machine gunner and would go to any lengths.....

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Sirs very keen to know which field gun this is for so I can sell it?
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Hydrogen gas cylinders, used to full the balloon in the background.
It took a lot of gas to full one of those balloons.
 

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Hydrogen gas cylinders, used to full the balloon in the background.
It took a lot of gas to full one of those balloons.
Makes sense. I guess in my mind the hydrogen would have been generated onsite like Thaddeus Lowe did during the War of Southern Independence, as my trade school roommate used to call it.

 

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Prob'ly a time factor . Filling a little CW balloon like that for a couple of men to go up is a whole different horse than one that carries a crew , guns , ammo , bombs , motors , fuel , etc. I would think they would pull one out after dark , fill her up , fly to the target , drop the bombs , return , land . deflate , and hide her before sunrise .
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Makes sense. I guess in my mind the hydrogen would have been generated onsite like Thaddeus Lowe did during the War of Southern Independence, as my trade school roommate used to call it.

I once heard it called "The War of Southern Overconfidence".
 
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