38 cm of Batterie Todt - made by Hanomag?

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

Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 12 Sep 2011 13:04

Maurice Laarman wrote:Interesting that this thread is alive since 2007! Thanks for adding more info to all of you. Just found a 'Die Wehrmacht 'magazine of 6 November 1940. Not 100% sure which battery this is however..

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What about Schleswig-Holstein on Hela?

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

Post by kstdk » 12 Sep 2011 16:50

Hello

No - I dont think thats an option.

They write "Schwere Brocken an Kanal" - that indicates Calais - Boulogne area, does´nt it?

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38 cm of Batterie Todt - made by Hanomag - Crane?

Post by wimve » 12 Sep 2011 17:35

A little off topic:
Does anyone have (detailed) information about the cranes that where in use while building these heavy guns ? Pictures and maybe maybe drawings ?
Indeed for a 3D project in combination with the Hanstholm batteries. :) :)
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Re: 38 cm of Batterie Todt - made by Hanomag?

Post by Maurice Laarman » 05 Nov 2011 10:08

For those of you with interest in Hanomag, here is also a German language thread on the firm and their production:
http://www.geschichtsspuren.de/forum/vi ... &&start=10

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

Post by Maurice Laarman » 05 Nov 2011 22:06

Just found something else in connection to this theme in the 'Gegen Engeland Frontzeitung', February 1940. This seems to be a brand new 38 cm shell, in the factory. Is this correct?
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Re: 38 cm of Batterie Todt - made by Hanomag?

Post by Jens Andersen » 06 Nov 2011 10:01

Unless it is a small man, I would rather say it a 40,6 cm shell, as the 38 cm shells measure between 164 and 172 cm.

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

Post by Maurice Laarman » 06 Nov 2011 12:50

Jens, it's hard to tell, people were a bit smaller back then..

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

Post by Jens Andersen » 06 Nov 2011 13:42

Yes, they were smaller. But if it was a 38 cm shell he could at most be 1,6 m tall (notice his clogs!)

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

Post by jopaerya » 14 Nov 2011 22:09

Two other small Ebay picture's taken during the buildingproces of the M.K.B. Todt .

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

Post by AvB » 14 Nov 2011 22:28

Wow nice, never saw this building stage. :)

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

Post by Jens Andersen » 14 Nov 2011 22:34

by @ndrew on 12 Sep 2011 13:04

Maurice Laarman wrote:
Interesting that this thread is alive since 2007! Thanks for adding more info to all of you. Just found a 'Die Wehrmacht 'magazine of 6 November 1940. Not 100% sure which battery this is however..

Kind regards,

Maurice
What about Schleswig-Holstein on Hela?

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Due to the date of the journal, I guess it can only be the "Todt" battery, as it was the first battery emplaced with heavy S.K.C/34 guns. In Hanstholm and Hela the digging had hardly begun at that time.

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

Post by jopaerya » 15 Nov 2011 19:04

Here two new picture's from Ebay as the last one's from the buildingproces .

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

Post by kstdk » 17 Nov 2011 22:41

Hello

On IWM page I found these two pictures.

Could that be Batterie Todt - or?

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

Post by AvB » 18 Nov 2011 01:22

Yes that's Todt too.

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

Post by jopaerya » 31 Mar 2012 14:02

Here one from Ebay from during the war .

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