Maginot Line bunkers

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by ROLAND1369 » 27 Dec 2019 17:13

When I stated that the intermediate level also controlled the elevation of the 81 mm mortars I might have misled the procedure. The level controlled the range setting, but did not vary the elevation of the tube. The 81 mm fortress mortar fired from a fixed tube elevation and the range was adjusted by a valve which bled off propellant gas to shorten the range from the maximum. A further confirmation that it is an 81 mm mortar turret is the ripple shell Ready Service Rack at the base of the turret level.

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Jose85 » 06 Apr 2020 15:14

"Grosbliederstroff", this should be a GRM Maison Forte?
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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Jose85 » 27 Apr 2020 11:08

Casemate cuirasse? Cloche JM t. AM
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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Jose85 » 04 May 2020 14:58

another photo of that maison forte
frankreichgrenzegrbliederstroff2big.jpg
entrance block
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casemate STG
maginotstgfrankreich40.jpg
"Scheibenhardt"
maginotmaisonfscheibenhardtbeilauterburg.jpg
FT turret in some kind of emplacement
madinotftturretelsassinfanteriergt7.jpg
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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Jose85 » 13 May 2020 08:07

Dont know-some simplified casemate STG type "Foret"?
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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Jun 2020 21:27

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. According to photo caption, Panzerwerk 505
Is this correct ?

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Jose85 » 30 Aug 2020 23:23

Hi Sturm,
that looks like it could be one of the STG casemates for 75mm Mle1897 field gun situated in La Ferte village area. "Panzerwerk 505" is something like German name for the unlucky Petite Ouvrage La Ferte? I have seen other German numbers (like "Panzerwerk xxx". or "Hohe xxx") in Maginot line casemates photo descriptions.

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Sturm78 » 02 Sep 2020 16:50

Hi all,

An image from Ebay

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by ROLAND1369 » 03 Sep 2020 02:32

This is a Russian artillery bunker with 2-76.2 MM guns in L 17 mountings.

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Sep 2020 20:13

Thanks for your correction, ROLAND1369

The bunkers are not my special field....

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by ROLAND1369 » 04 Sep 2020 14:24

Always glad to help, but I am far from an expert myself.

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