5cm Maschinengranatwerfer M19

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Re: 5cm Maschinengranatwerfer M19

Post by Kreta » 03 Feb 2019 20:30

Hello
Some of my M-19 parts. Two Periscopes with all the extras intact :-) After all these years the only thing im missing is a 633 bunker :-D
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Re: 5cm Maschinengranatwerfer M19

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Re: 5cm Maschinengranatwerfer M19

Post by Kreta » 03 Oct 2020 11:20

Hello 3 :wink: :wink:
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Re: 5cm Maschinengranatwerfer M19

Post by AvB » 12 Oct 2020 20:02

Very nice Kreta!

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Re: 5cm Maschinengranatwerfer M19

Post by M19 MADMAL » 28 Feb 2021 22:15

Hello,

Does anyone know if some form of destructive charge was provided to destroy an M19 mortar before it was captured?

Both the M19s at Brest and St. Malo had an explosive charge placed in the Rahmenzufuehrung (ammunition frame feed) to destroy the weapon by the Germans and in both cases the outer revolving plate was lifted by the blast!

Guessing that a standard 3kg Demolition charge (or similar) was provided as the M19 bunker (633) at Ostend has a nice and unusual recess directly below the turret labelled "vernichtungs-ladung" (destruction charge) which I have not seen elsewhere. :?

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Herr Engelbert Hoppe. M19 bunker Commander 1944/45 when he first returned in 2006.

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Re: 5cm Maschinengranatwerfer M19

Post by TH » 28 Feb 2021 23:18

Vorläufige Richtlinien für die Zerstörung von ständigen Befestigungsanlagen prescribes 1 kg explosive per m³ room, using HE ammunition, mines or hand granades.

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