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Unrotated projectile

The unrotated projectile, or UP, was a short range rocket-firing anti-aircraft weapon developed for the Royal Navy to supplement the 2 pounder pom-pom gun due to a lack of close-range anti-aircraft weapons. [1]

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AA mine discharger

The AA mine discharger was a Japanese anti-aircraft weapon of the Second World War.

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Alwyn Crow

Sir Alwyn Douglas Crow (10 May 1894 – 5 February 1965) was a British research scientist involved in research into ballistics, projectiles and missiles from 1916 to 1953.

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Anti-aircraft warfare

Anti-aircraft warfare or counter-air defence is defined by NATO as "all measures designed to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air action."AAP-6 They include ground-and air-based weapon systems, associated sensor systems, command and control arrangements and passive measures (e.g. barrage balloons).

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Bofors 40 mm gun

--> The Bofors 40 mm gun, often referred to simply as the Bofors gun, is an anti-aircraft/multi-purpose autocannon designed in the 1930s by the Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors.

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Cordite

Cordite is a family of smokeless propellants developed and produced in the United Kingdom since 1889 to replace gunpowder as a military propellant.

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Fort Halstead

Fort Halstead is a research site of Dstl, an executive agency of the UK Ministry of Defence.

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Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell

Frederick Alexander Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell CH PC FRS (5 April 18863 July 1957), pronounced, was an English physicist and an influential scientific adviser to the British government from the early 1940s to the early 1950s, particularly to Winston Churchill.

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Holman Projector

The Holman Projector was an anti-aircraft weapon used by the Royal Navy during World War II, primarily between early 1940 and late 1941.

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Home Guard (United Kingdom)

The Home Guard (initially "Local Defence Volunteers" or LDV) was a defence organisation of the British Army during the Second World War.

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Japan

Japan (日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally or Nihon-koku, "State of Japan") is an island country in East Asia.

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John Tovey, 1st Baron Tovey

Admiral of the Fleet John Cronyn "Jack" Tovey, 1st Baron Tovey GCB, KBE, DSO, DCL (7 March 1885 – 12 January 1971) was a Royal Navy officer. During the First World War he commanded the destroyer HMS ''Onslow'' at the Battle of Jutland and then commanded the destroyer HMS ''Ursa'' at the Second Battle of Heligoland Bight. During the Second World War he initially served as Second-in-Command of the Mediterranean Fleet in which role he commanded the Mediterranean Fleet's Light Forces (i.e. cruisers and destroyers). He then served as Commander-in-Chief of the Home Fleet and was responsible for orchestrating the pursuit and destruction of the ''Bismarck''. After that he became Commander-in-Chief, The Nore with responsibility for controlling the east coast convoys and organising minesweeping operations.

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List of the First Lords of the Admiralty

This is a List of First Lords of the Admiralty of England, Great Britain and then the United Kingdom.

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Naval Review (magazine)

The Naval Review was established in October 1912 by a group of eight Royal Navy officers who had formed a naval society "to promote the advancement and spreading within the service of knowledge relevant to the higher aspects of the naval profession".

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QF 2-pounder naval gun

The 2-pounder gun, officially designated the QF 2-pounder (QF denoting "quick firing") and universally known as the pom-pom, was a British autocannon, used famously as an anti-aircraft gun by the Royal Navy.

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Rocket

A rocket (Italian rocchetta‚ "little fuse") is a missile, spacecraft, aircraft or other vehicle that obtains thrust from a rocket engine.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's principal naval warfare force.

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Scapa Flow

Scapa Flow viewed from its eastern end Scapa Flow is a body of water in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom, sheltered by the islands of Mainland, Graemsay, Burray,S.

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Smoothbore

A smoothbore weapon is one which has a barrel without rifling.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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Z Battery

For the Royal Horse Artillery unit of the same name see Z Battery Royal Artillery The Z Battery was a short range anti-aircraft weapon system, which launched 3-inch (76 mm) diameter rockets from ground-based single and multiple launchers, for the air defence of the United Kingdom in World War II.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unrotated_projectile

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