Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by herring » 03 Aug 2015 16:59

I found another 4,7cm festungpak36(t) - this time place is Kalives, very close to the port. Armour and kugelblende present.
Still 15 to be found? :)

Has anyone been in tunnels in Nopigia? What is the tunnels plan?
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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by jopaerya » 03 Aug 2015 17:04

Thanks Marcin :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by herring » 03 Aug 2015 17:05

Also thanks to kystfort forum (thank you Natter!) suggestion about location of another battery in Kokkino Chorio - here are emplacements. Quite interesting - on a small peninsula - 2 batteries, 10 guns in total.
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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by jopaerya » 03 Aug 2015 17:16

Looks a emplacement for a 21 cm K 39 gun , Regards Jos

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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by Natter » 03 Aug 2015 17:29

herring wrote:Also thanks to kystfort forum (thank you Natter!) suggestion about location of another battery in Kokkino Chorio - here are emplacements. Quite interesting - on a small peninsula - 2 batteries, 10 guns in total.
I made these for the norwegian forum last week:
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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by herring » 03 Aug 2015 17:35

That's the post I ment. More to the east there is very nicely preserved flak emplacement - 8,8cm?

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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by Natter » 03 Aug 2015 21:18

herring wrote:I found another 4,7cm festungpak36(t) - this time place is Kalives, very close to the port. Armour and kugelblende present.
Do you have an exact position?
herring wrote:That's the post I ment. More to the east there is very nicely preserved flak emplacement - 8,8cm?
Was it this one? It's about 1,3 km north-east of gun #1 of the Drapanon-battery (search the position "35.46091,24.25013" in Google Maps).
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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by Ondrej Filip » 03 Aug 2015 21:44

herring wrote:I found another 4,7cm festungpak36(t) - this time place is Kalives, very close to the port. Armour and kugelblende present.
Still 15 to be found? :)
That is great! Do you have a more exact location?

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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by jbb20p7 » 04 Aug 2015 07:50

Hello

Very nices founds .... good job

Bye
JB

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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by herring » 04 Aug 2015 14:15

regarding festungpak placement in Kalives - here it is:
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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by herring » 04 Aug 2015 14:27

...and regarding flak in Drapanon peninsula - here it is below. Picture was made from the road nearby, not entering the ground. It also seems that some more buildings of the battery are present.
Some comments to people willing to visit the place (advices taken from a very nice englishman possesing a house nearby):
- land is owned by a shepard, who loves his permises very much, and is jealous when anyone is entering it
- he drives a black pick-up
- .. and he carries a gun with him :-)
Therefore it's better to wait for him and ask for the permission.
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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by AvB » 04 Aug 2015 16:45

Very nice find the Festungspak!

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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by Natter » 04 Aug 2015 17:07

Thanks for the info (and warning...) :)

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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by herring » 04 Aug 2015 21:44

Hello,

From today's visit to Kokkino Chorio:
- last surviving unterstand from 21cm K39 emplacements - remaining 3 are demolished (the emplacement next to modern villa)
- and nice Tobruk - on the very top of the hill, as observation point

In general - hurry up, new villas are being erected, with absolutelly no respect to fortifications. Especially, that most of fortifications here are just piles of stones with very limited amount of concrete - you can demolish them by kicking.
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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by Natter » 05 Aug 2015 00:53

My updated map of WW2-related objects (still some unknowns and I forgot to remove the Hill 107 museum + some positions don't show correctly at the map for some reason...):
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid= ... sp=sharing

NB: Please post or PM me if you know of any sites/objects not included on the map so far!

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