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Re: Finnish bunkers

Post by Sturm78 » 01 Nov 2015 19:16

Thank you, karjala :wink:

Any idea about the third image posted on 09 Oct 2015 ?? Soviet bunker ??

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Re: Finnish bunkers

Post by Juha Tompuri » 03 Nov 2015 19:00

Co-operation: Soviet origin bunker gun & mount at Finnish constucted bunker.
Some more: http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 5213&hilit

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Re: Finnish bunkers

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Nov 2015 19:52

Thank you, Juha

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Re: Finnish bunkers

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Jan 2016 11:01

Hi all,

Any idea about this ??

Images from SA-Kuva archive (167389-167387)
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Re: Finnish bunkers

Post by JTV » 04 Jan 2016 19:14

Sturm78 wrote:Any idea about this ??

Images from SA-Kuva archive (167389-167387)
Two anti-aircraft gun towers were built just before Finnish - Soviet Winter War (30th of Nov 1939 - 13th of March 1940) to protect nearby ALKO (State Alcohol Monopoly - the only company allowed to produce and import hard liquor in Finland) factory in town of Rajamäki. Each tower had 40-mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun installed on top of it. Public campaign organised by Finnish Military in late 1930's provided Finnish companies, cities, towns and other similar communities a chance of financing purchase of anti-aircraft weapons, which would then be used to protect that particular company, city, town etc against air raids. ALKO was one of the companies that took the offer and financed acquisition of two 40-mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns, which were installed to the particular towers to protect its main industrial plant in Rajamäki. While I did not find a specific source for this, it seems likely that the company may have also financed building of these two towers for its guns. While this had not been planned before the war, during Winter War the particular factory (ALKO Rajamäki factory) became the main production facility for mass-production of Molotov Cocktails, since its bottling plant could be used to industrially fill a massive number of bottles with Molotov Cocktail mix. The anti-aircraft towers still exist and are considered to be a local landmark.

These towers nowadays:
http://autio.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Puolustusvoimat/Sota/

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Re: Finnish bunkers

Post by Sturm78 » 05 Jan 2016 10:05

Thanks a lot for your very interesting answer, Jarkko.... :wink:

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Re: Finnish bunkers

Post by Juha Tompuri » 22 May 2016 21:04

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neljä 40 mm Bofors-ilmatorjuntakanuunaa - torneihin saatiin vasta sodan puhjettua 17. joulukuuta 1939, vaikka tilaus oli tehty jo huhtikuussa. Tykkipatterin (51. Kev.It.Ptri) päällikkönä toimi koko sotien ajan tehtaiden konttoripäällikkö, reservin luutnantti Toivo Marttinen. Kaksi tykeistä oli asemissa lähes koko sodan ajan; toinen pari siirrettiin muualle. Helmikuussa 1944 kaikki tykit siirrettiin Riihimäelle, josta kaksi palasi Rajamäelle sodan päätyttyä 4. syyskuuta 1944. Toista jaosta eli kahta tykkiä siirreltiin moneenkin eri paikkaan ennen sotien loppua. Viimeksi ne olivat Loviisassa. Rajamäelle palanneet kaksi tykkiä laitettiin myöhemmin syksyllä 1944 varastointikuntoon. Sellaisina ne olivat kun valvontakomission edustajat kävivät tehtailla tarkastuskäynnillä, jolloin vanhentuneet tykit eivät kiinnostaneet venäläisiä millään tavoin. Tykit luovutettiin Puolustusvoimille, ja luovutuskirjat toimitettiin Tuusulan Sotilaspiirin Esikunnalle 11. joulukuuta 1944. Tykit lähtivät vielä ennen vuoden loppua muualle, jonka jälkeen ne kiertelivät vielä lähes puoli vuosisataa eri paikoissa koulutuskäytössä - viimeksi Kuuskajaskarin linnakkeella Raumalla. Kun Kuuskajaskarin linnake poistettiin koulutuskäytöstä 1990-luvun alussa, siellä olleet kaksi Rajamäen tehtaiden sodanaikaista ilmatorjuntatykkiä palautettiin Alkolle 9. kesäkuuta 1992. Toista niistä säilytetään tehdasmuseon pohjakerroksessa, toinen on varastossa
https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajam%C3%A4en_tehtaat

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Re: Finnish bunkers

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Jun 2017 14:46

Hi all,

Soviet ??

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Re: Finnish bunkers

Post by Sturm78 » 31 Dec 2018 11:48

Hi all,

Some images from SA-Kuv archive:

Image 1: 135011. Any idea ?
Image 2: 136782. Finnish or Soviet ?

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Re: Finnish bunkers

Post by kuuskajaskari » 31 Dec 2018 14:33

Image 1 is a Finnish, situated above the river Syväri. Pidma.
President Svinhufvud in the middle.

one of these... 8O
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Re: Finnish bunkers

Post by Sturm78 » 01 Jan 2019 10:27

Thank you, kuuskajaskari. It seems an observation cupola...

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