The ultimate fortification thread!

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Post by jazote » 03 Nov 2019 17:18

kstdk wrote:
03 Nov 2019 17:05
Hello
@JLM - thanks for the correction. Its a bombed out bridge then :-)
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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Post by Bo2 » 03 Nov 2019 19:08

Bonsoir

Kurt, your first photo is Le Verdon sur mer (Gi302).
The barraks on the left are for the railways of Port Autonome de Bordeaux, now PGVS.

JF

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Post by kstdk » 03 Nov 2019 23:12

Hello

Thanks JF :-)

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Post by Sander D » 08 Mar 2020 20:44

I don't where to post it els on this forum, so i do it overhere.

I came across these photo of the battle of Walcheren.
I hope they are unknown and of some interest to the Dutch members ????

https://www.flickr.com/photos/alberta_a ... 8183401235

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 28 Sep 2020 20:59

Can anyone point me to a thread here, or other source that has clear information on the dates of construction of the Atlantic Wall? Im trying to determine the state of the the defense along the coast and around the ports at various dates from 1941 through early 1944. While maps that show the positions 7 other details of the fortress system of June 1944 are easily accessible similar information has eluded me for previous years.

Thanks for any assistance.

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Post by jpz4 » 14 Nov 2020 20:52

Does anyone happen to know the location of this photo?
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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Post by jopaerya » 14 Nov 2020 21:12

I think this is the H.K.B. Stranden in Le Havre with 4 x 10.5 cm S.K.C/32U in Ha K 05 (019) in a 671 S.K.
AFAIK the only Heeres Küsten batterie that used a naval gun ( H.K.A.A. 4./1254 )

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Post by S_haule » 01 Dec 2020 11:38

Dear JPZ, I'm agree with Jos, it is the HKB Strande in Le Havre (Sainte Adresse). Is it from your private collection or from online archives?

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Post by Gilfab3d » 08 Mar 2021 20:58

Hello
I'm looking for information about Regelbau L420A: "Unterstand für 60 cm Scheinwerfer". I'd like to make a 3D model of it. I haven't found any picture.
Maybe someone here can help me?

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Post by jopaerya » 09 Mar 2021 09:42

Photo are from Marc Mentel
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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Post by AvB » 13 Mar 2021 19:56

Nice Jos!

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Post by Paul Lakowski » 17 Mar 2021 15:10

Why build a non rotating cloche or a fixed turret?

What is the advantage?

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 17 Mar 2021 15:30

Cheaper & less complicated. These were positioned where all around defense was less a issue, and the expectation was field forces were the primary defense with the fortifications occupying critical sectors. The field or maneuver corps would be there to cover the flanks and rear. The turreted forts occupied anchor positions where it was expected the battle would be 'fluid'.

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Re: The ultimate fortification thread!

Post by AvB » 17 Mar 2021 22:37

A fixed turret also makes for a more sturdy construction. It's embedded deep into the concrete.

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