Bunkers with tank turrets!

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Post by rémy carré » 10 May 2005 19:09

I now of an Renault turret placed at the old german headquarters at Ouistreham (Normandy) which were in charge of the batteries covering the entrance of the river Orne.

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Post by jopaerya » 10 May 2005 19:25

Hello All

Some drawings of German tankturrets

Regards Jos
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Post by Sander D » 23 Oct 2005 16:48

I came a cross this picture on http://www.odkrywca-online.com/forum.php?id_forum=0 FORUM

Is this a turred of a panzer 1 auf C ussed as a panzerstellung,are there more pictures of it ???

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Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 23 Oct 2005 16:52

Hello

This is a VK 901 Turm-placed in Fano/Denmark near sanatorium.

Brgds
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Post by ducatim901 » 23 Oct 2005 23:29

FLECKTARN wrote:renault



Hi Flacky and Erik E,
that is a renault AMC 35 turret and it was used by the Belgian army to defend the coastline (and it was incorporated in the A-wall) there are a few examples left one or two in the ardennes and a few in the army museum in Brussels.
Greetings Jack.

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Post by Sander D » 25 Oct 2005 15:54

@ndrew wrote
Hello

This is a VK 901 Turm-placed in Fano/Denmark near sanatorium


Thanks for the info.

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Sander

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Post by RuPo » 29 Nov 2005 20:04

What did they do with the light french tankbodies after removing the turrets for use in the A’wall?
I thought the german bodies where used again as tractor or repairtank.

Jos, nice drawing, do you have the archive numbers of them?
Are there drawings of the french tankturrets on a bunker (FT17 on Tobruk)?

Ruud Pols

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Post by jopaerya » 29 Nov 2005 20:58

Hi Ruud

You can get a copy if you want , or otherwise please look at page 88
of the book "Der Atlantikwall" from Rudi R. there are all the BAMA numbers
from the Ringstandenreports .

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sure of that?

Post by medieval dudes » 29 Nov 2005 22:37

Sander D wrote:some links



http://ostpanzer.com/forum/index.php?ac ... st&id=7566


Cheers

Sander


Hello Sander

A Tiger tank turret on concrete?!?!?! Strange! Are you sure that this is not just a Tiger 1 well camouflaged?

Greg :idea:

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Post by RuPo » 29 Nov 2005 22:38

Hi Jos,
Thanks for the offer.
I will check 'Rolf', the next time i visit the Bama i will 'order' this maps.
I'm looking especialy for the French turrets (on bunkers).
Regards, Ruud

Info; http://home.tiscali.nl/bunkerarchief/la ... dfront.htm

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Post by Sander D » 29 Nov 2005 23:05

Greg wrote:

Hello Sander

A Tiger tank turret on concrete?!?!?! Strange! Are you sure that this is not just a Tiger 1 well camouflaged?

Greg


Could be Greg, or a dug in tiger ?!?!?!? .

Maybe there is some one who can read russian this,was posted by the picture on the ostpanzer Forum.

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Эт конечно не пантера, кадры из ГДР фильма 68ого года. Вроде башня настоящая
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http://ostpanzer.com/forum/index.php?s= ... wtopic=307


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Sander

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Post by S_haule » 29 Nov 2005 23:28

THe translation of Russian is :

" Of course it isn't a Panther, it is an extract from a GRD film of 1968. The turret seems to be modern "

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wood used???

Post by medieval dudes » 30 Nov 2005 18:39

S_haule wrote:THe translation of Russian is :

" Of course it isn't a Panther, it is an extract from a GRD film of 1968. The turret seems to be modern "

Regards,

Sébastien


So this is not a real Tiger turret after all then... or according to the forum member :wink:. Well then some one has to see that movie and tell us what it is :D . Anyone has that movie at home?
Also I am surprised by another picture posted on the Russian thread:

http://ostpanzer.com/forum/index.php?s= ... st&id=1495

A Panther turret on a WOODEN structure. How can it actually fire or rotate? The back force when a shoot is done would crack the wooden structure easily. Can anyone explain this, why such a "thing" was built?! Also thanks for the thread Sanders. There are great pictures on that forum topic you posted. 8)

Thanks in advance

Gregory :)

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Post by Stp Corbiere » 30 Dec 2005 18:24

In jersey there was a total of 61 tank turrets in Jersey. 10 were the APX-R, armed with a 3,7cm KwK 144 & a MG 311 machine gun, there were 20 Renault FT 17 turrets with the 3,7cm KwK 144, & 31 FT 17 turrets two different types were used the cast type & the plated version. Out of the 61 turrets in Jersey there are only 4 left now, the rest were lost to the scrap men.
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