38 cm of Batterie Todt - made by Hanomag?

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38 cm of Batterie Todt - made by Hanomag?

Post by Maurice Laarman » 10 Apr 2007 20:59

Could somebody confirm if the guns of Batterie Todt, 38 cm Siegfried Kanone, were produced / assembled by the firm Hanomag?

An historical society focusing on Hanomag knows that the barrels have been produced there and the turrets assembled, but were these the ones that were delivered to Todt?

I made a visit to Hannover last weekend, and made some pictures of the factory. There are some nice old buildings left. It would be nice to find confirmation, so I can use that info in an article.

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Post by jopaerya » 11 Apr 2007 08:24

Hello Maurice

According to this K.T.B. the firma Krupp was helping with the Todt ( Siegfried ) gun in 1940 .
I did see Hanomag firm a few times in connection with other big guns please see .
http://www.museumscenterhanstholm.dk/vi ... _maj_1944/

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Post by Jens Andersen » 11 Apr 2007 11:41

Hello

The guns were produced by Krupp and so were their mountings, "Bettungsschiessgerüst C/39".

When the guns of the same type in Hanstholm were mounted technicians from Krupp were present.

The guns at the Hanomag plant were "Beutegeschütze" and they were probably there to get overhauled.

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Post by Maurice Laarman » 11 Apr 2007 21:11

Jos & Jens,

Thank you very much to both of you for your time & effort!

My source regarding the guns is this: http://www.hanomag-museum.de/html/hanom ... chnik.html

I asked them how they found this information.

Krupp,as main contractor, seems logical, but it is however possible that they relied on Hanomag also. Perhaps only parts of it, but nevertheless.The tower for making the barrels, this story was confirmed by a vet who lived nearby.

Have a nice evening,

Maurice

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Post by Erik E » 12 Apr 2007 00:57

As the guns from Todt ended up in Norway in 1949, I guess the fabrication datas or serial numbers would be available in some postwar Norwegian documents.....?
Maybe worth asking the people over at http://www.nuav.net?


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Post by S_haule » 12 Apr 2007 11:51

Just for information,

An article was just published in april issue of 39/45 magazine, about Vardǻs Fort, the former battery Notteroy, where the gun from battery was given to Norwegian coastal artillery. The Todt's battery guns were exchange with the 38 cm French gun which armed battery Notteroy.

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Post by Maurice Laarman » 14 Apr 2007 19:29

Hi Erik & Sebastian,

Thanks for your replies. I didn;t think of the Norwegian connection before, a very good lead. I placed my question on the NUAV forum.

Sebastian, if it is not too much effort, would you be able to scan the pages of the magazine for me? There is no bookshop as far as I know that sells the magazine here in the Netherlands.

Have a nice weekend,

Maurice

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Post by ducatim901 » 15 Apr 2007 20:34

Hi, Maurice.
Good to see you here!!!
How are things going?
Greetings Jack Koorneef.

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Post by S_haule » 15 Apr 2007 21:44

Dear Maurice,

Please contact me at s_haule@hotmail.com

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Re: 38 cm of Batterie Todt - made by Hanomag?

Post by jopaerya » 07 May 2008 15:36

Hello All

Here 2 picture's of M.K.B. Todt during the buildingproces and one of Cap Blanc Nez .
http://cgi.ebay.de/3x-Bunker-Panzerwerk ... dZViewItem

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Re: 38 cm of Batterie Todt - made by Hanomag?

Post by jopaerya » 24 Jul 2008 08:14

Hello All

Here 2 pictures from the batterie Todt during the building of the bunkers ,
please note the support beams on the roof ( for crane's ??)

Photo's = Ebay.de

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Re: 38 cm of Batterie Todt - made by Hanomag?

Post by jopaerya » 04 Apr 2009 08:36

Here a other picture of Todt during construction of the concrete casemate .

Photo = Ebay. de

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Re: 38 cm of Batterie Todt - made by Hanomag?

Post by jopaerya » 05 Nov 2009 21:31

Here a other picture of M.K.B. Todt from Ebay.de

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Re: 38 cm of Batterie Todt - made by Hanomag?

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Jan 2010 11:19

Hi all,

I found this image on Ebay and I think it's possible that this is a photo of the Batterie Todt during its construction.
Can anyone confirm this?

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Re: 38 cm of Batterie Todt - made by Hanomag?

Post by jopaerya » 09 Aug 2010 15:59

Hello

On these post-war picture's from M.K.B. Todt you can see the 38 cm turret of the "Bettungsschiessgerüst C/39"
was added with extra protection on the side of the turret to close the gap between the turret and bunkershield
even further to prevent incoming rockets and rounds .

Photo 's = Beeldbank W.W. 2

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