A Massive Bombardment. The Main Gun Battery

The British had a massive advantage in terms of fire-power. Expert artillerymen from the navy were sent to Ruapekapeka with an impressive array of cannon, mortars, howitzers, and rocket tubes.

Digital impression of the Main Advanced Gun Battery from Raysan kubaisi on Vimeo.

A perspective of the Main Advanced Gun Battery to the pā. This video is protected by copyright owned by the Department of Conservation and Te Ruapekapeka Trust 10 January 2014. All rights reserved.

The Main Advanced Gun Battery: a pentagonal stockade protected by rustic wooden fences. The cannons and mortars inside are aimed at the pā on the hill above.

A Massive Bombardment, The Main Gun Battery from Raysan kubaisi on Vimeo.

The assembled armaments facing Te Ruki Kawiti.
This video is protected by copyright owned by the Department of Conservation and Te Ruapekapeka Trust 10 January 2014. All rights reserved.