Bunker with large turret

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Bunker with large turret

Post by jopaerya » 24 Dec 2009 15:47

Hello

Who has any idea from what country this bunker W 1 is ??

Photo's = Ebay.de

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Re: Bunker with large turret

Post by Projekt-Westwall » 24 Dec 2009 17:06

Hi Jos,

I didn´t think that this one is a german... if when, perhaps a Fakebunker or one for training at Schießlatz Kummersdorf or Hillersleben?
The copoulars look like concrete ones and the sloop holes are light small.

Or a polish one?

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Re: Bunker with large turret

Post by Kalinor » 15 Jan 2010 21:50

not seen anything that looks like that before, even the bunker is an odd shape, i am guessing dutch o polish, they seem to have some un-usual designs, i am gessing said bunker is also no longer visable or has been demolished a it would have been photographed.
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Re: Bunker with large turret

Post by Kalinor » 30 May 2011 14:25

hi, do you have any more info on this bunker such as possible location, dates, or any other images, what i can see of the turret looks familer somehow, may have seen something like that in one of my fortress books, the turret looks similar to ones i have seen pics of beikng installed into the metz fortifications, the concrete also feels belgian, yet the cupola looks german.
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Re: Bunker with large turret

Post by AvB » 30 May 2011 19:44

I remember this one being Polish.

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Re: Bunker with large turret

Post by Projekt-Westwall » 31 May 2011 03:28

Hi Arthur,

you could be right. Some month ago I saw some Pictures from polish bunkers which have
turrets like this.

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Re: Bunker with large turret

Post by Kalinor » 31 May 2011 13:11

hmm ye now i look at it, the concrete and armour does look slightly polish, shame there are no other identifying features in the landscape, dont suppose anyone knows the unit those troops belong too, may get something from that, the smaller turret has a slight Maginot Cloche look to it, does the owner of this image have any issue me copying it to my pc, i want to see if i can blow up the area around the turret as it dosnt quite look right the way it is sitting on the top there at the back.
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Re: Bunker with large turret

Post by jopaerya » 31 May 2011 17:16

Hello

The small and the large turret looks to be identical not the bunker ?? photo is from Ebay .

Regards Jos
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Re: Bunker with large turret

Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 31 May 2011 22:41

Hi,

this is training bunker with thin walls made by Germans pre war-I'm sure.
Some examples exists till now.

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Re: Bunker with large turret

Post by Kalinor » 14 Jun 2011 09:30

any locations of these bunkers?
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Re: Bunker with large turret

Post by Barovic » 09 Jul 2011 23:01

Hello,

3 pictures from e-bay, showing the same bunkertype, presumably during an exercise with flamethrower. So Andrew could be rigth, maybe this type was used for training.

According to the photo caption however, the bunkers are Czech. I tend to go with Andrew, German bunkers for training.

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Re: Bunker with large turret

Post by jopaerya » 16 May 2018 07:56

A other training photo of the same bunker, photo is from Ebay . Regards Jos
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Re: Bunker with large turret

Post by Lars Bertelsen » 18 May 2018 14:19

Hello
Could this be the experimental 42P8 turret, which was installed on Hillersleben proving grund ?
The 42P8 had got a diameter of about 4 meters and a height of about 1,5 meters.
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Re: Bunker with large turret

Post by jopaerya » 20 May 2018 19:49

I have no idea aout this turret, Lars. Same location from Axis Forum .
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Re: Bunker with large turret

Post by herring » 20 May 2018 22:03

AFAIK, it's a fully training turret. Remains were found in Poland few years ago. 2 layers of thin steel sheet, with concrete in between.

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