A wonderful 636 !

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A wonderful 636 !

Post by Erik E » 21 May 2003 21:39

Hallo!

I think I posted some images from this a few months ago, but today, the weather was outstanding!

These are only 3 hours old, so enjoy while they are fresh :D
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Post by Redbaron1908 » 21 May 2003 21:58

Once again Erik great pictures what types of bunkers are these?

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Post by Erik E » 21 May 2003 22:12

It is a "R-636" Fire control post for medium coastal battery.
This type is rather common in Norway, but I think this is one of the best :)

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Post by Aufklarung » 22 May 2003 02:41

I can smell the sea. Thanx Erik. Great photos you share with us. :D
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Post by Korbius » 22 May 2003 11:41

I must say this bunker is unique, I especially love its camouflage, so from the air it seems like a huge rock. :)

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Post by Von_Mannteufel » 23 May 2003 05:49

Mr. Erik, how thick are this bunker walls, how it was built and how one enters it?

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Post by Erik E » 23 May 2003 18:57

The walls/roof of this bunker is 2 meters thick. This is what the Germans defined as "Standhäftiger ausbau" (St) In bunkers of this cathegory, you will (allmost) allways find St written in the entrance.

The entrance of a R-636 was on the backside. This particular one also had a entrance through a underground tunell system, leading to 2 of the 4 gunpositions.
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Post by Redbaron1908 » 23 May 2003 23:28

Thanks for the inside picture Erik. Was the bunker self sufficent or did it constantly require supplies?

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Post by Erik E » 23 May 2003 23:38

Not the bunker itself, but every coastal battery had to keep supplies for atleast 30 days. Thats why you allways find some kind of water reservoirs inside the fortified area......

In this battery, the water tank was located about 60 meters from the command post......But it seems like i forgot to take a photo of it! 8O

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Post by Erik E » 23 May 2003 23:53

Could also add some photos of a special construction based on the same design.......

The main differences on the outside, is a roof over the open emplacement for the rangefinder on the roof. And an additional MG bunker, camoflaged as a house, added on the backside.
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Post by Von_Mannteufel » 24 May 2003 19:19

thanks for the explaination Erik, and thanks for sharring those pics.

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Post by Cammin1 » 25 May 2003 03:04

Grrrreaaat pics as ussual, thanks alot. :)

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