The ultimate fortification thread!

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Postby JTG » 23 Oct 2007 14:21

Barovic wrote:Thanks for sorting that out AvB ! Picture of Stp Corbiere already gave me an indication that they were quite common... :)

Finnaly a bunker that would fit my room... hope they come with internet access. :lol:


The loop on the top is the wireless dongle...

As Arthur says, these were everywhere, since they could be easily moved on a lorry.

There should still be one in-situ at Plemont in Jersey (unless someone has pinched it!) and one at Batterie Moltke which for years was thought to be just a slab of concrete, since it had been tipped over - now re-erected!


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Postby Barovic » 30 Oct 2007 18:44

Hi all,

some weeks ago I visited the SK1 Bunker at Tourcoing and I noticed that one of the 19P7 doors was upside down, the small glass window was on the bottom. However, all the rest seemed ok, even the red circle was at the right place.

Any explanations? Thx.

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Postby ducatim901 » 31 Oct 2007 07:58

If the right door wasn't there the gasproof doors could be mounted upsidedown, but i do not think this was OK but if you want your bunker to be gastight...........
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A-werke

Postby cbmclean » 07 Nov 2007 22:17

Hey guys,

I'm a newbie here. I was wondering if any of youhave any good information aout the planned A-werkes that were never built on theEast and West walls. I am especially interested in the Panzerdrehturms for artillery that were planned. It's hardto find information online about fortifications that were actually built, much less those that were only planned.

Thanks

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Postby karltrowitz » 06 Jan 2008 19:52

A few photos of the Azeville Battery of 2/ HKAR 1261 armed with 4 X 10.5cm K331(f) guns.
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Postby karltrowitz » 06 Jan 2008 19:56

A couple more (these pics were taken in August 2007)
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Postby stril » 16 Jan 2008 14:12

Hello
Below a link to a website with quite a few pictures for those interested in bunkers. im not that surprised, but i have seen most of those bunkers before. Pictured in this forum, or in websites run by members of this forum :)
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http://www.bunkermuzeum.hu/Bunkermuzeum ... exikon.htm

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby karltrowitz » 08 Sep 2008 20:03

Here are some photos of the command post of Heeres Kusten Artillerie Regt 1261, under the command of oberst Treipel back in June 1944. The HQ is near Quineville, Normandy.
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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby karltrowitz » 08 Sep 2008 20:04

Another........
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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby AvB » 08 Sep 2008 23:03

Yes, 608 with turret. (Now blown out)
Nice one, with 'footprints' of all the equipment! :)

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby robmenesiak » 05 Nov 2008 14:39

MY photo gallery from bunker http://www.owb.8p.pl/
and my bunker in Golancz (pl) http://www.owb.8p.pl/galeria/golancz/index.htm

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby Bunkerfreak » 16 Mar 2009 11:17

Hello All

Here some pictures from inside the reserve munition bunkers of the MKB Todt. its located 1km behind the actual MKB, and the location is called "onglevert" - StP 183 Eber

Underneath the exploded bunker you still find in 2009 those 380mm shells.

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Best regards, Tom Oliviers
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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby garlock » 20 Sep 2009 00:10

Hello,
This is my intitial foray into this thread. I'm starting to read the 73 pages, but I hope someone will answer a simple question for me. I was going to caption the posted photo "pillbox" or "gun emplacement," but I realize from my reading your posts so far that there might be a more accurate term for what I am seeing here. Do you mind helping me out before I have studied your whole thread?

thanks,
John
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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby TH » 20 Sep 2009 01:38

The picture quality is very bad, but that looks like an armoured plate for an AT gun to me (Stahlschartenplatte für Pak).
"Gun emplacement" or just "bunker" fits. The term "pillbox" isn't that popular on the web, but I don't know if that's because it actually doesn't fit or because most of us aren't native English speakers. :P

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby garlock » 20 Sep 2009 02:44

TH,
Thank you. The picture quality is not that good, just a snapshot by a soldier during the war. When you say "armoured plate," are you referring to metal? I was thinking that the photo showed a concrete structure with just an opening for the weapon. Also, the photo shows only part of the structure. Does this look like it is a discrete structure, or could it be only one gun emplacement in a larger fortification? It is probably not possible to tell.

By the way, this is a very interesting thread.

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John


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