2./1282 with 6 x 11.4 cm K.365 (e)

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2./1282 with 6 x 11.4 cm K.365 (e)

Post by jopaerya » 04 Apr 2007 18:54

Hello All

Are there any photo's of these batteries , these guns were captured
English 4.5 inch guns reused as coast batteries at the Gironde .
Also I am intrested in the bunker used for this gun , according to
the list it would be a 671 but there were also 669 planned .

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Post by Chazette » 04 Apr 2007 19:52

Le Stp 19, baptisé "Herford" et installé Saint-Sordolain (bois des Fées), abrite dès 1942 une batterie cotière de l’armée de terre constituée de six pièces britanniques de 11,4 cm K365 (e) placées en encuvements. Elle est occupée par la H.K.B 2./747 sous le commandement du Hauptmann Bernhard.
En 1943, de nombreux ouvrages bétonnés sont construits pour assurer la protection et la logistique. On trouve six casemates H671 pour matériel de 11,4 cm, dont deux surmontées d’une cuve de Flak, un Leitstand H636 permettant de diriger le tir et auquel on adjoint un petit observatoire secondaire, deux abris H621, quatre abris H502 et un abri H501 affectés au logement des artilleurs, trois soutes à munitions H607, un abri d'intendance H1b/564 et un abri L411A surmonté de son projecteur de 150 cm. Autour, la défense externe du site repose sur six Ringstände pour mitrailleuse et mortier de 5 cm Gr.W 210 (f) et deux emplacements de tir pour canon de 3,7 cm Flak 18. Un important champs de mines baptisé “Hermelin” ceinture aussi la position. En décembre 1943, la H.K.B 2./747 est transformée en 2./H.K.A.A.1282.
La batterie devait recevoir trois casemates H669 orientées au nord-ouest, mais faute de matériaux, elles resteront dans les cartons. Enfin il est à noter qu'au moment de l'attaque française, deux des six pièces furent démontées de leur chambre de tir pour être réinstallées dans leur encuvement initial, pour avoir ainsi la possibilité d’effectuer des tirs vers l'intérieur des terres. De nos jours, la batterie a pratiquement disparu sous un lotissement.
A l’ouest de la batterie, le long de la route reliant Saint-Palais à Pontaillac, un abri infirmerie type H638 a été bétonné pour être affecté comme centre sanitaire de secteur.

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Post by jopaerya » 04 Apr 2007 20:18

Hi Alain

Did these guns have pivotlafette , because the original guns had
wheels and a split trail these could not fit in a standaard 671 .
By the way how do you know all this these are English guns
not French :lol: :lol:

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Post by Chazette » 04 Apr 2007 20:42

all this these are English guns not French
guns of 11,4 cm K365 (e) mounted like a 10,5 cm K331 no wheels
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Post by Chazette » 04 Apr 2007 20:43

No foto of the gun in casemate :(
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Post by Chazette » 04 Apr 2007 20:44

Map from my book Forteresse Royan - Pt de Grave 1939-1945
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Post by jopaerya » 04 Apr 2007 20:55

Hi Alain

Your map is a copy of a German map ,
on this map the 671 is called 671 SK .
It is a pity there are no photo's of the guns.

Merci and Regards Jos

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Post by Chazette » 04 Apr 2007 23:44

It is a pity there are no photo's of the guns.
yes never found :( :roll:
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Post by Chazette » 05 Apr 2007 08:23

plan of casemate
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Post by jopaerya » 05 Apr 2007 16:43

Hi AC

What a nice plan of the bunker , thanks for sharing .

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Re: 2./1282 with 6 x 11.4 cm K.365 (e)

Post by jopaerya » 08 Nov 2008 09:17

Hello All

Could this be a 4.5 inch Gun Mark I aka 11.4 cm K.365 (e) ??

Photo = Ebay.usa

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Re: 2./1282 with 6 x 11.4 cm K.365 (e)

Post by Sturm78 » 08 Nov 2008 11:01

Hi,

Jopaerya, I think that gun of your photo is a 15cm sFH 37t howitzer of Czech origin.

I put two pictures of 114mm (4.5 inch) Gun Mark I aka 11.4 cm K.365 (e).
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Re: 2./1282 with 6 x 11.4 cm K.365 (e)

Post by jopaerya » 08 Nov 2008 11:52

Yes , you are right , are there any photo's know of the 11.4 cm K.365 (e) in German service ??

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Re: 2./1282 with 6 x 11.4 cm K.365 (e)

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Nov 2008 21:27

Hello all,

Jopaerya, I think that this photo also shows a 114mm (4.5 inch) Gun Mark I or 11.4 cm K.365 (e).
Photo probably taken in May-June 1940

Image from ebay

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Re: 2./1282 with 6 x 11.4 cm K.365 (e)

Post by jopaerya » 12 Nov 2008 21:53

Thanks Sturm78

For the nice picture of the 11.4 cm K.365 (e) gun .

Regards Jos

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