Fort Rinella, being lovingly restored by volunteers from the FONDAZZJONI WIRT ARTNA – Malta Heritage Foundation.
According to the guide, their hope is to get the gun into working condition again - the tests they've made showed that the barrel would still be good for about 60 rounds.
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Fort Rinella, seen from the main road:
The main entrance. The drawbridge isn't operational yet, unfortunately.
One of the casemates, leading to the Caponiers and Counter-scarp Gallery
The Counter-scarp Gallery from the outside
The Counter-scarp Gallery from the inside
One of the storage casemates, complete with an old gun.
Another old gun
A collection of old shells
Old shells for the 100-ton-gun
The shell store
A 1-ton grenade...
Loading trolleys used to transport shells and gunpowder bags.
Another view of the rails used for the trolleys
One of the two loading rooms
The 100-ton gun itself
The 100-ton-gun in all it's beauty
The traversing position - unfortunately, all the hydraulics etc. were removed in 1906
One of the loading turrets
A loading turret from the inside - sadly, again all working parts are missing.
This is what is left of the engine room...
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