The ultimate fortification thread!

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby stril » 17 Dec 2009 18:15

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.

As mentioned those photos are linked from Tore Eggans website.(link below)
There are several pictures of this gun, and other interesting photos of french fortifications.
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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby 20P7 » 18 Dec 2009 16:30

Here are some additional information regarding the nice pictures on Tore Eggans homepage:

So please find attached drawings of the rare bunker that housed a single 10 cm Kanone in Schirmlafette and the Zwischenwerk Fransecky-Moltke, where two of this bunkers were placed during the phase of the Armierung.

Beside that I also added another interesting picture from Tores homepage and a drawing that shows the general layout of this battery that shows the so-called Kirschbaumbatterie with 4 x 10 cm Kanone in Panzerturm, that was the only steelturretbatterie in the fortress Straßburg, except the turretbatteries of Feste KW II.

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby 20P7 » 18 Dec 2009 16:33

Here are the other attachments:

Btw: The drawings are taken from this very fine book:

DE LA CEINTURE FORTIFIEE DE STRASBOURG A LA POSITION DE LA BRUCHE. 1870-1918.

PAR P. BURTSCHER. 1999.

527 PAGES AVEC ILLUSTRATIONS ET PLANS. TRES BON ETAT. 22X31CM.
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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby stril » 02 Jan 2010 09:35

Hello
Added a link to a interesting article. "Brains, Guts and Concrete"
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http://www.90thidpg.us/Reference/Army%2 ... brains.pdf

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby kstdk » 02 Jan 2010 10:31

Hello

Well - in April 1944 the US did not have the expirience of D-Day, did they 8O

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby stril » 06 Jan 2010 12:26

Hello
One of the flak batteries in Bergen(n) got a 6 meter range finder installed.
It samong other things described/defined as a "küste, schwer." someone having a idea of what that is ?
Also in 1940 there was some tests at one of the batteries(situated 500+ meters above sealevel) of some infra red equipment. The height above sealevel was good fo rtesting this equipment. Any idea what this could be ?
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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby kstdk » 06 Jan 2010 16:29

Hello

The infrared "thingy" - couldnt that be Lichtsprechgerät 80/80 Li Spr 80 ?

"Red or IR filter can be inserted in the beam. "

Quote from: http://www.laud.no/ww2/lispr/index.htm

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby stril » 06 Jan 2010 17:55

Hello
Thank you for your help in this matter.
Its not this kind of equipment im looking for. It has something to do with targeting, used with flak.
The other question i had was me missig i vital part. "the Küste, Schwer" was the description used on the Dreiwag.
Still interested about this too.
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'reversible turret cannon' ?

Postby Discovery » 26 Aug 2010 19:09

Is it possible for the moderator to merge my thread into here?

viewtopic.php?f=70&t=169316

Torsten already well answered the first half of my question. Hopefully someone could give me some hint about the 'reversible turret cannon' too.

Sorry I am new. I did not notice this thread quite well matches the nature of my question.

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby kerrd » 22 Aug 2011 00:10

This is a U.S. Army Signal Corps' photo I found and scanned at the NARA, College Park.

The caption reads:

"Fifth Army, Futa Pass Area, Italy. 75mm German Gun knocked out by our
artillery with a direct hit in the area south of Futa Pass."

Date: 23 September 1944.

Photographer: Rusbar, 196th Signal Photo Company.

III-SC 329827, Credit NARA.

If anyone would like a high-res version of this photo, just let me know.


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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby Stukered » 28 Aug 2011 10:29

I am interested in bunker and fortification "operatives" graffiti and wonder if any of these are catalogued or if any sources exist?

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby kstdk » 28 Aug 2011 11:12

Hello

Try this excellent site:

http://www.bunkerart.nl/

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby Stukered » 29 Aug 2011 05:49

Excellent Kurt! Thank you so much.

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Re: fortifcations

Postby battlefieldsww2 » 01 Nov 2011 13:04

chaffAU wrote:HI
does anyone have photos of german field fortifications ig made of logs and sand bags and 'general works' Thanks in advance. chaff


Hi Chaff,
I gues you know the book:http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1841767611/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=slagmarker-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=1841767611"
/Martin

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Postby der bunkermann » 19 Oct 2012 20:11

Hi there,
in a document about ''kustenausbau und verteidigung'' from 6-11-1942 written by W.B.N. in a passage about wohnbunker the 501 with 2 entrances is mentioned...
i think this is the version with the hall in front of the bunker...
i wonder if the old version was still built after this ''new'' version was released in the wbn area?

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