Coast defenses in Greece

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Re: Coast defenses in Greece

Post by jopaerya » 10 Sep 2009 19:04

Hello

Here a bunker in buildingphase at Iraklion and a 15.5 cm K. 416 (f) in a Heeres Küsten Batterie at Crete

Photo's = Ebay.de

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Re: Coast defenses in Greece

Post by jopaerya » 27 Sep 2009 17:49

Hello

Here a other photo , according to the photocaption Crete could be the one batterie as we have seen on page 1 and 2 .

Photo = Ebay.de

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Re: Coast defenses in Greece

Post by jopaerya » 01 Oct 2009 20:05

Hello

Here some nice photo's of the buildingphase of a tobruk at Heraklion.

Photo's = Ebay.de

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Re: Coast defenses in Greece

Post by SES » 01 Oct 2009 21:01

Hi Jos,
VERY nice pictures, thanks for sharing my friend. These intermediate building stage pictures are far too few and far between. Even a 58 c can be a complex thing :D .
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Re: Coast defenses in Greece

Post by Manuferey » 03 Oct 2009 15:33

A 7.5 cm FK248(i) (ex-Cannone da 75/32 mod. 37) in Heraklion (per ebay caption) in a coastal bunker. Photo ebay.de (same series as Jos' above):

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Photos from ebay.de. The top one shows a 7 in. gun in Greece in 1941. I think that the guns on the 2nd picture also are 7 in. guns in Greece:

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Re: Coast defenses in Greece

Post by ludvig » 10 Oct 2009 15:08

Hello Manuferey ,
Thanks for the uploading of 4 x photos !
My views :
Photo 1 + 2 : 7,5 cm FK 248 ( i )
Photo 3 : 7 in Mark 2 ( USN ) at Perdika battery
Photo 4 : 6 in Mark 7 ( english ) . The British have only
one 6 - in battery on the island at Suda Bay . So it
might be the location .
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Re: Coast defenses in Greece

Post by ludvig » 10 Oct 2009 15:12

Hello Manuferey ,
Here is a better photo of 6 in :
http://sudwall.superforum.fr/batteries- ... -t2335.htm
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Re: Coast defenses in Greece

Post by Manuferey » 10 Oct 2009 23:58

Thanks a lot Ludvig, I was off by 1 in. !

Here is a bunker camouflaged as a house in Heraklion (photo ebay.de):

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Re: Coast defenses in Greece

Post by ludvig » 11 Oct 2009 12:40

Hello Manuferey ,
* Here is a link :
http://www.ioh.pl/forum/download.php?id=8122
The text claim the show a 4,7 in at Krety , J belive it to
be a English 4 in BL IX .
* English coast artillery before the German attack :
15 the coast regiment with 3 x batteries + RM mobile
defended base organisation .
The batteries have total of :
4 x 6 in
10 x 4 in
2 x 12 p
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Re: Coast defenses in Greece

Post by stril » 07 Dec 2009 12:15

Hello
Some info from british intelligence, Located in Crete, and operating on 30.06.43
MAA 520/1 Iraklion Ost 6 X 15.5 cm
MAA 520/2 Iraklion Mitte 4 X 15 cm
MAA 520/3 Iraklion West 6 X 15 cm
MAA 520/4 Strawromenos 4 X 15 cm
MAA 520/5 Platanes 4 X 10 cm
MAA 520/6 Rethymnon 4 X 15.5 cm
MAA 520/7 Halbbatterie Dramia 3 X 15.5 cm
MAA 520/7 Halbbatterie Mathes 3 X 15.5 cm
MAA 520/8 Drapanon 3 X 15 cm
MAA 520/9 Kokkino
MAA 520/9 Chorio 6 X 15.5 cm
MAA 520/10 Akrotiri Ost 3 X 15 cm
11,12,13 in existence, but not located.
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Re: Coast defenses in Greece

Post by jopaerya » 21 Jun 2010 18:40

Hello

This looks like one at page 1 , same guns from Ebay.de

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Re: Coast defenses in Greece

Post by Dili » 22 Jun 2010 00:32

Probably the Krupp 210mm mysterious guns.

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Re: Coast defenses in Greece

Post by jopaerya » 29 Jun 2010 18:18

Hello

Could this be inside of the "21 cm" turret near Saloniki ( photocaption
Ebay placed this one in Greece ) the breech looks to a Krupp one ??

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Re: Coast defenses in Greece

Post by Dili » 29 Jun 2010 18:29

The turret has the curvature, and the hole in the turret for the tube seems similar to above post one. I don't have any breech knowledge so i can't say anything about it, the thing that leads me to believe it might be a Krupp design is the "stepped" tube and the fact that Krupp 210mm guns were reported in Greece.

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Re: Coast defenses in Greece

Post by Manuferey » 29 Jun 2010 23:55

The oval shape of the main embrasure and the smaller opening on the left side seem to correspond between Jos' posted pictures of the inside and outside. The breach definitely looks like a Krupp design, not a Vickers or a Schneider.

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