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(formerly) a mound of earth inside a fort from which heavy gun can be fired over the parapet

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5) Jervois was shown a model of a system of loading guns in an open barbette battery, but under cover of the parapet (to avoid the annoyance of shrapnel
The two protected barbette systems were shipped to South Australia at the end of June 1879 and arrived at Port Adelaide in late September.
Most of the Armstrong Protected Barbette batteries comprised two guns, a left-handed and a right-handed mounting.
Adoption by Her Majesty's service: The Armstrong Protected Barbette system occurred during a time of crisis.
10) Armstrong protected barbette platforms had two large unflanged trucks (wheels) to run on the racer for the purpose of easier and faster traversing.