The gas-gun was a large, tank-like machine owned by Larsen Manganese. It was used by their branch in Novy Odense. It was slow moving with two steel wheels at the front and half-tracks behind. It had an armoured shell with a long cannon protruding from the front and was crewed by three men; one to drive, and two to fire and reload the gun. Lee Scoresby first saw a model of the gun in the parlour room in the town hall.[1]

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The gun was used in Novy Odense during Lee's time in the town. It was driven to resist Scoresby and H van Breda when they were freeing the latter's cargo. This attempt was unsuccessful as Iorek Byrnison was able to knock it off the quay where the cargo was being freed and into the sea.[1]

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Novy Odense
Areas Aland SquareNovy OdenseWhite Sea
Buildings Barents Sea Company administration buildingCustoms HouseNovy Odense bankNovy Odense barNovy Odense boarding houseNovy Odense chandleryNovy Odense town hallSt Petronius' Oratory
Organisations Barents Sea CompanyLarsen ManganeseNovy Odense Courier and TelegraphNovy Odense Harbour CompanyNovy Odense Provincial Customs and Revenue Authority
Natives A. DeaconI.A. DenisovIvan PoliakovJohann AagaardK. HagströmLieutenant HauglandOlga PoliakovaOskar SigurdssonPetersenUnidentified bartenderUnidentified clerkUnidentified Customs officerUnidentified landladyUnidentified MayorUnidentified shopkeeperVictoria LundW.R.K. Ward
1962 H van BredaIorek ByrnisonLee ScoresbyMary AliceMikhail VassilievPierre McConvilleUnidentified gunmanUnidentified photographer
Important FishGas-gunMuscovySeal
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