So here are the components that make up the hull gun.
The final corrected gun cradle, notice the strengthening ribs on the inside
The corrected recoil guard.
The guard clipped in place.
The other cradle taking shape, once again it will be neatened up once everything is in place.
This is the other side.
With the breech block in place.
The lower hydraulic cylinder, this one returns the gun to battery.
The right hand side view, with the upper recoil cylinder in position.
The elevation rack pinned in place.
The completed assembly so far.
Everything fitted together.
A view taken from outside the side hatch.