What is this bunker?

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by xristar » 29 Nov 2010 11:20

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

I found this interesting image on Ebay. According to photocaption greek bunker, probably of Metaxas Line.
Can anyone identify the gun inside the bunker from the ammunition shown on the outside?

Regards Sturm78
KaiserChief wrote:Yes, it looks like a Greek AT bunker. See attachement.
I´m not expert for artillery, but I think, the gun could be 75 mm Schneider-Danglis or 75 mm Schneider mod. 1897.

Source: V. Kupka, Metaxasova linie, Fort print, Dvur Kralove, 2001

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The message under the photo locates the bunker somewhere in the general area of Komotini and Xanthi. Greece had two forts there (Nymfea and Ehinos). The first had only a couple of 37mm AT guns, while the second had 2 75mm Skoda mountain guns and one Krupp 102mm field gun (as well as other smaller guns). I've no idea what this peculiar Krupp piece exactly was. The Skoda 75mm pieces must have been the 1915 models, beacuse I don't see any other listed as part of the Greek artillery of the period.
To be honest, the piece in the photo, blurry as it is, doesn't look very much like the skoda mountain gun.

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Jul 2011 09:52

Hi all,

German or French bunker?? I am not a expert in this matter

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by TUS » 10 Jul 2011 10:12

Hi Sturm

It’s Czech, but I can’t help with the exact location.

Brgds Tønnes

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Jul 2011 11:33

Thanks, Tønnes.

Here another image of the same bunker

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Oct 2011 09:56

Hi all,

Any idea about this image?

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by Jose85 » 25 Oct 2011 19:00

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

Any idea about this image?
I think it's some type of a French FCR(field fortifications reinforcement) casemate.
http://maginot.fortiff.be/index.php?page=p60

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by MLW » 25 Oct 2011 23:14

The image is of Blockhouse 101 Paquis-des-Cailles located west of Sedan at Donchery. This blockhouse was overrun by the 2md Panzer Division on 13 May 1940. The blockhouse was frequently photographed by German soldiers because it was located right on the main road. Most photos show the front of the blockhouse with the impacts from German direct fire weapons. It was under construction at the time of the German attack.

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Nov 2011 18:07

Hi all,

A nice camo bunker. Any idea?

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by Saska » 17 Nov 2011 23:02

Hello

It looks like one of the very common Belgian Bunkers.

They had a lot of those objekts there in or near villages which had been covered in a very nice way to comflague them.

But I am not a expert about this and i have only seen them here and there in the Internet. Maybe someone can tell me detailed information about them.

Greetings Saska

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by KaiserChief » 18 Nov 2011 08:16

According to its camouflage, it seems like Belgian bunker. See the name of the file: camo bunker and MG. Belgium.jpg

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by AvB » 22 Nov 2011 15:30

Where would this giant turret be? According to the album it came from it must be either Belgium or France.
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Re: What is this bunker?

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by KaiserChief » 22 Nov 2011 17:36

Isn´t it a Grusson turret?

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by AvB » 23 Nov 2011 21:24

I knew I've seen this one somewhere.. :wink: Thanks jos

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by Sturm78 » 24 Nov 2011 12:13

Hi all,

German or french coastal bunker??

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