The ultimate fortification thread!

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby AvB » 01 Nov 2009 00:40

It's a French Artillery battery of some Gros Ouvrage in the Maginotline. :)

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby jopaerya » 01 Nov 2009 08:48

Looking at the " iron pigtale's " I thinks it's Czech ??

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby stril » 01 Nov 2009 14:00

Hello
Added a picture from Tore Eggans webpage. Its a similar bunker, picture from France.
Also a picture from Gros Ouverage mentioned by Avb.
For those interesetd i can recomend looking at the pictures in this lot, as its quite a few from captured french fortifications. A example added.
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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby jopaerya » 01 Nov 2009 18:38

Hello

The photo's from Abjorn are from the artillerieblock of Czech Werkgruppe Hurka ( Berghöhe ) .

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby AvB » 01 Nov 2009 22:18

Very sharp Jos, also there's no damage at all, indeed Czech republic.

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby stril » 06 Nov 2009 18:24

Added a map that might be useful. Ill post som more if its of interest.
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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby jopaerya » 06 Nov 2009 18:50

Hi Stril

Very very interesting please go one :lol: :lol:

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby kstdk » 06 Nov 2009 19:31

Hello Stril

I say as Jos.... very interesting - thanks for sharing and - please go on :D

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby AvB » 07 Nov 2009 12:16

Very nice map, go on go on ;)

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby stril » 07 Nov 2009 14:28

Another map.

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby stril » 07 Nov 2009 14:36

Some info

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby stril » 07 Nov 2009 14:50

more pages

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby stril » 07 Nov 2009 14:55

more pages
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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby Kalinor » 24 Nov 2009 09:07

after looking at the atlantic wall for some time i am wondering if there was any way it could have worked better, some of the ideas like the enfilade bunkers were lethally effective but they never seemed to be usefull against infantry.
Jon from Lincolnshire

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby 20P7 » 16 Dec 2009 07:58

Hello members,

maybe it is of interest for you that on the last picture in strils email from the 01.11.09 there is an interesting emplacement visible. It is a german concrete emplacement for a single 10 cm Kanone in Schirmlafette. Those ensembles were constructed in the imperial fortress of Strassburg around 1905 - 1910. This is the first picture that I have seen, where there is the gun still in position. Today all the guns are removed from this emplacements. I will post a drawing of this emplacement later on.

Greetings

Daniel


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