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This is intended for people interested in the subject of military guns and their ammunition, with emphasis on automatic weapons, particularly in larger calibres (12.7+mm).

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On pom-poms   Naval Guns

Started 25-Jun by autogun; 219 views.
autogun

From: autogun

25-Jun

An amusing consequence of trying to get the details right - I have just been trying to clarify the spelling of the popular name of the Vickers 2pdr automatic AA guns. Is it pom pom, Pom pom, Pom Pom, pom-pom, Pom-pom, or Pom-Pom? So I searched  all of the references I could find and discovered examples of nearly all of these:

Friedman (Naval AA Guns) and The Official History of the Royal Artillery both say pom-pom

The official history of Anti-Aircraft Artillery says pom pom.

Hogg (History of Anti-Aircraft Artillery) says Pom-Pom

Finally - Hogg and Thurston (British Artillery of WW1) say Pom Pom in the heading and pom-pom immediately afterwards in the text - at which point I gave up ... 

So I have officially decided to go with the majority and use pom-pom!

stancrist

From: stancrist

25-Jun

I never heard of a Vickers 2pdr when I was a kid.

These were called pom pom/Pom pom/Pom Pom/pom-pom/Pom-pom/Pom-Pom guns:

USA Bofors 40 mm L/60 Model 1936 - NavWeaps

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