Outside the Admiral's Bridge, Mr Monkey could see the Belfast's other gunnery positions. Towards the stern he could look down on two of the four Twin 4-inch HA/LA Mark XIX Mountings. The mainmast is covered in scaffolding because it's started to decay and needs to be held up while they arrange for a replacement. On the bridge he examined four 40mm Twin Bofors Mark V Mountings. Each of these turrets weighs seven tons and could be trained by hand. There's something called a close range blind fire director in the little tower between the pairs of turrets to control the Bofors guns, but Mr Monkey couldn't get in to see it.
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