M.K.B. Seebahnhof (Cherbourg)

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M.K.B. Seebahnhof (Cherbourg)

Post by jopaerya » 12 Oct 2005 12:15

Hello All

This is a photo of M.K.B. Seebahnhof , on the German list it should
be equipt with 4 x 7,5 cm Flak (f) , but on the foto there is a iron arche
above the gun not very easy for a Flak gun to fire strait up .
Who can help me with info on the gun ???

Foto = Atlantikwall from A.Chazette

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Post by ducatim901 » 13 Oct 2005 19:55

well Jos,
Couldnt it be that the Flakgun was used for the harbourdefense, this was a good gun for it, high muzzle velocity, quick firing and a flat line of fire (voor de nederlanders vlakbaanvuur) maybe the gun has had some modifications (offcourse a different lafette because most flak is mobile).

The Vickers 9.4 cm and 7.5 cm were also meant for Flak (I thought) but also used in M.K.B's in the Atlanticwall.


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Post by S_haule » 13 Oct 2005 23:17

Hello Jos,

This is the same bunker but from Getty Images ! I hope this could help you.

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Sébastien
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Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 14 Oct 2005 09:50

Hello

hmm could it be a sight-this device seems to follow the same position as gun barrel.

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Post by jopaerya » 14 Oct 2005 20:55

Hello @ndrew and Ducatim901

@ndrew you are right on the last photo the "devise" is
changed from position , so it a flakgun overall.

Ducatim901 you are right it was for harbour defence

Thanks for the photo Sebastien.

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Post by ducatim901 » 26 Oct 2005 23:18

could i have seen a photo of the same gun seen from the inside to the outside of the bunker??
on this photo you can see that the aiming wheels are connected with ironwires to the iron arche as you call it Jos,
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Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 27 Oct 2005 00:31

Found this:

source:national archives

Brgds
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Post by jopaerya » 27 Oct 2005 18:35

Hi @ndrew

Thanks for the much better picture of the gun, I was looking
at the ammo crates in front of the gun , it looks like a French tekst

Hello Jack

I love to see those pictures from inside out . 8O

Regards Jos

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mkb

Post by moonraker » 26 Dec 2005 14:37

hi jos,
here the new picture of the mkb seebahnof for the dèfense entrance harbor marina cherbourg ,this is photograhs 10 1944,the bunkers now destroys for the new parck maritime.this place a for code german STP 213.
Image
in back the bunker R 601 now destroy. whick damage.

Image
EM.)

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Post by jopaerya » 26 Dec 2005 15:07

Hi Moonraker

Here a photó from the past from
the same bunker .

Regards Jos

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Re: mkb

Post by AvB » 26 Dec 2005 17:24

moonraker wrote:hi jos,
in back the bunker R 601 now destroy. whick damage.

Image
EM.)
I was looking for that picture because it most clearly shows the entrance below the regular entrance.
Such a pity it was destroyed.

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Post by moonraker » 26 Dec 2005 17:50

hi AVB,
wilck damage destroyed the r 601 ,and for nothing! because it gene not the station maritime! :cry: :cry:
EM.)

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Post by jopaerya » 26 Dec 2005 18:31

Hi All

Here a other picture of the entrance

Regards Jos
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Post by AvB » 26 Dec 2005 19:02

moonraker wrote:hi AVB,
wilck damage destroyed the r 601 ,and for nothing! because it gene not the station maritime! :cry: :cry:
EM.)
Yes I know, it looks like this these days:

Image

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Post by jopaerya » 29 Apr 2006 09:27

Hello All

Found some photo's of the same
gun as M.K.B. Seebahnhof .

Photo = Ebay.de

Regards Jos
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