Museums with Axis equipment

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Erik E
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Postby Erik E » 18 Oct 2006 19:13

Tromsø Defence Museum

Tromsø Forsvarsmuseum
Prestvannvn. 4B
9011 Tromsø

Open every Sunday between May - September

Split in 3 parts: The defence of Troms, The sinking of Tirpitz & the former coastal battery "MKB Tromsö Süd".
2 x 10,5cm SKC/32, 38cm Rag, 150cm scheinwerfer on display in the battery.
The Ammunition bunker has been filled with all kinds of equipment from Tirpitz. Both parts salvaged from the wrecksite, aswell as items donated by locals.
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Postby Erik E » 18 Oct 2006 19:14

One more:

Overview inside the Tirpitz display
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Postby Tobias S. » 05 Feb 2007 13:21

is "la coupole" any good?
Or is there anything better in Belgium or the south of the netherlands / north of france (not as deep as normandy)

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Postby Furyman » 17 Apr 2007 02:53

Camp Borden Museum,Borden Ontario.Lots of German guns scattered around.I found this...it looks like a 3.7cm Flak 43 twin type....side by side...am I right ? Kinda rare ?ImageThats a Pak43/41 88 in the background.

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Camp Borden,Ontarioi Canada

Postby Furyman » 17 Apr 2007 03:01

Lots of other stuff scattered around...an Sfh18 15 cm complete with carriage,several Pak 38's,Pak 40's.A 7.5 Pak97/38 with 1916 stamped in the breech,a Japanese field gun etc etc.Open all year round.Image

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Postby 20P7 » 25 Apr 2007 15:54

Sorry guys,

this is a russian post war twin AA gun. No german weapon!

Greetings

Daniel

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Camp Borden

Postby Furyman » 26 Apr 2007 02:09

Yep,your right...it's a ZU-23-2 twin 23mm anti aircraft gun.....was used by the East German Army.Kinda looked German WW11 to me !
Camp Borden does have a lot of Axis equipment...well worth the trip.

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Postby South » 27 Sep 2007 07:47

Good morning Marcus,

A required listing has just got to the = Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defense =.

It's at MTR le metro stop Shau Kei Wan, about 8 stops from "Central", the main HK Side MTR hub. The museum is located in the former coastal defense fort protecting the eastern sea approach to HK port.

There is some Japanese material but the museum offers features usually not found. One display is an actual gun where the display charts explain how direct fire techniques accounting for trajectory were used. The gun is outside and the field of fire into the water channel below allows for understanding the aiming technique.

Recall the current TOW anti-tank missile. The original concept was from an Aussie whereas he developed a wire guided torpedo. The museum has displays of his invention.

On Wednesdays, HK museums usually have no entry fee.

Warm regards,

South

(Bob)

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Postby Marcus Wendel » 07 Oct 2007 10:40

Thanks Bob, I've added it.

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Heritage Fortress Park - Fortress Toruń - Poland

Postby iwanfort » 09 Dec 2008 12:51

Greetings from Festun Thorn!
Heritage Fortress Park - AB IV Battery (Skansen Fortyfikacji Pancernej Twierdzy Toruń).
Our museum is not Axis but Prussian but i hope it will be interesting for some of You. Armour Battery AB IV built in 1895 - 1896 is a part of the Toruń Fortress from XIX century (Prussian occupation). This special object is unique in the world. The revolving turret was containing the cannon of the 10 cm calibre. Conclusions from the construction and operatings let German build many other similar and modernized objects.
There are also other military objects near the AB IV Battery. You can find there two armour batteries for four howitzers each 15 cm calibre and half armoured battery for three 10 cm calibre cannons. Apart from that there are the main forts, intermediate forts for infantry, shelters, ramparts and remains of the military training ground buildings dating back the first half of the XX century.
Battery has been being renovated by the Society of Fortress Toruń (Toruńskie Towarzystwo Fortyfikacyjne). The objects are open on Sundays between 10am and 2pm between april and september. You can also make an appointment by e-mail: torun.fortyfikacje@gmail.com.
More about our Fortress Park: http://www.torun.fortyfikacje.pl
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Re: Museums

Postby iwanfort » 09 Dec 2008 12:55

more from Toruń:
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CIOS Jersey 2009 bunker openings

Postby JTG » 11 Mar 2009 23:54

The Channel Islands Occupation Society (Jersey Branch) schedule of bunker openings and meetings for 2009 may now be found on our website:

http://www.ciosjersey.org.uk

at

http://www.ciosjersey.org.uk/diary.htm

A warm welcome is extended to all our friends and colleagues- please let us know in advance if you are planning a trip to Jersey, we may be able to help with any special interests you might have!

Kind regards

John Germain
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Museums: Jersey: Societe Jersiase

Postby JTG » 21 Mar 2009 20:37

For those of you not familiar,

http://www.societe-jersiaise.org/photog ... ction.html

is the online catalogue of digitised photos from the archives of the Jersey Society of the that name:

Beware, navigation is not good, but there are many interesting photos - German Occupation is the main category, but their catalogueing and and descriptions are erratic (no blame intended) so other topics turn up some gems as well.

I suggest that you scroll through and note the details of pictures you would like to enlarge then go back... YMMV but I get very odd results otherwise!

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John

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Westwall Museum "Panzerwerk Katzenkopf"

Postby skylinedrive » 01 Jun 2009 10:01

The museum is located in Irrel, Germany, very near to the border with Luxembourg.

http://www.westwallmuseum-irrel.de/index_en.html


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B-Werk Besseringen.

Postby skylinedrive » 01 Jun 2009 10:08

The Museum is in Besseringen, near Merzig in the Saarland, Germany.

http://www.hein-familien.de/BESS/bwerk.htm

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