British Royal Navy Gun Postcard
The postcard was issued in the United Kingdom for recruitment purposes. It shows Royal Navy gun, a Goalkeepers (CIWS) with GAU-8/a, 1150m/s with RoF 4200 rounds per minute.
"Goalkeeper is a Dutch close-in weapon system (CIWS), which defends ships against incoming missiles and ballistic shells. This system consists of an autocannon and an advanced radar which tracks incoming fire, determines its trajectory, then aims the gun and fires in a matter of seconds. The system is fully automatic, needing no human input once activated. The name comes from the football/soccer position. The system is made by Thales Navy Netherlands. The system can also be deployed to protect airfields." *1
The system is currently deployed on the "HMS Illustrious (R06), HMS Invincible (R05), HMS Albion (L14), HMS Bulwark (L15) and the four Type 22 batch 3 frigates." *2
The postcard is actually two postcard attached along one long end. The second postcard is for the user to fill out and mail in for more information on the Royal Navy and Marines.
Postcard Condition: Mint
Postcard Publisher: Boomerang.co.uk
Postcard Size: 4 1/8 by 5 7/8 inches (10.5 x 15 cm).
* 1, 2 Wikipedia