Bunkers with tank turrets!

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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by Clive Mortimore » 21 Feb 2018 13:17

forttravel wrote:Back to topic :-)
Cruiser Mk IV (A13 mark II) tank dug-in in Africa.
The next question is it one the Italians have dug in or one the British dug in that has been overrun?
Clive

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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by romsitsa » 12 Mar 2018 09:32

Hello All,

maybe I asked it earlier, but is there any evidence/document/hint that a tank turret emplacement was built in Budapest, Hungary?
There was an article in a Hungarian magazine about the sige (1944-45) and iirc a German officer claimed there was a German bunker with a tank turret at the St. Gellert square.
The location was rebuilt during the 90ies and I contacted the authorities, but they replied noting was found during excavations (except for medieval ruins), so I have my doubts.

Thank you

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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by MpM » 13 Mar 2018 17:23

Hello All,

Can't find information to determine the turret on this Ringstand.
Who can help me out with this riddle?

Regards, Marc


This is what i have:
- pictures on BunkerSite.com: http://bunkersite.com/locations/holland ... -tank3.php
- measurements of the bolt circle:
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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by Lars Bertelsen » 13 Mar 2018 22:37

Hello Marc
Nice ringstand. The base plate was octagonal as usual, the only unusual thing is, that there is 16 instead of 8 bolts in the concrete. But the octagonal base plates were manufactured separately and were thus not a part of the tank, and therefore there may have been several different types of plates.
I think that the turret on your ringstand was a FT. The original ball bearing ring of a FT tank has an internal diameter of 91 cm, almost the same as the opening in the ringstand. But hard to say.
greetings Lars

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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by Lars Bertelsen » 13 Mar 2018 22:41

Hello Adam
There was an article in a Hungarian magazine about the sige (1944-45) and iirc a German officer claimed there was a German bunker with a tank turret at the St. Gellert square.
The location was rebuilt during the 90ies and I contacted the authorities, but they replied noting was found during excavations (except for medieval ruins), so I have my doubts.
Probably it was just a disabled/dug-in tank and not a tank turret bunker?
Lars

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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by Chazette » 14 Mar 2018 00:07

hello sir
16 point
93 cm of Ring
Regelbau VF15
FT gun with 3,7 cm KwK or FT MG 311 (f)
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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by jopaerya » 14 Mar 2018 08:34

Hello Friends

The 16 bolts for the Ft turret are in a pattern , two in a corner . I don't think that is the same as on the photo ?? ( BRV )

Regards Jos
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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by Jose85 » 08 Apr 2018 14:21

Another Soviet purpose made turret (description "Ukraine Krementschuk"), since some were posted before here...
sovietturretbunkerukrainekrementschuk.jpg
Photo from eBay.de
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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by tom1977 » 26 Apr 2018 05:48

Ebay
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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by Lars Bertelsen » 29 Apr 2018 21:47

Hello Tom
Thanks for the pictures. The four Panther turret photos must be Italy (Gothic Line). Do you have any information about where the PzII turret picture was taken?
greetings Lars

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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by glushenko » 01 May 2018 19:13

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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by tom1977 » 05 May 2018 12:35

Hello Lars

Unfortunately, I do not know where this picture was taken with the PZII tower.

Tom

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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by Lars Bertelsen » 06 May 2018 21:41

Thanks Tom
Unfortunately, I do not know where this picture was taken with the PZII tower.
I was curious, because I thought that it might be from Italy, and AFAIR I have never seen a picture of an installed PzII turret from there. The surrounding landscape may look like Italy, but it might be southern France as well.
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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by forttravel » 27 May 2018 10:45

Some pictures from Panther Stellung area: https://forum.axishistory.com/download/ ... &mode=view
Pz I, Pz II and T-70 turrets. Note dual construction (concrete + wood) ringstand style.
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