Triple barreled anti-aircraft cannon from Vunakanau

P6208978 Triple barrel anti-aircraft cannon.A

Recovered from Vunakanau airstrip inland from Rabaul following the Japanese surrender which ended World War II, this triple barreled 25mm calibre anti-aircraft cannon still points defiantly at a tropical sky over the War Museum in Kokopo. For many years after the war, Vunakanau was kept vacant for possible recommissioning as an airstrip, but was taken over for the relocation of major institutions following the 1994 eruptions of Tavurvur and Vulcan which destroyed Rabaul. P6208978

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