Tactical markings on maps!

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Tactical markings on maps!

Post by Erik E » 18 Mar 2003 19:24

Hello!

I`m looking for a list of tactical markings used on German maps.....

Here is a few of the ones I would like to identify.
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Tactical and map symbols

Post by Paul Hanson » 20 Mar 2003 00:24

Erik;

#3 is the easy one - light MG

The rest appear to be all signal unit symbols:

#2 is a telephone detachment
#5 is a photophone detachment

#4 could be either a cable burying detachment or a Decimeter Wave Signal detachment.

#6 The "figure-8" symbol is a Teletype detachment, but the arrow is a question. I think it's a modifier symbol for either the direction of it's lines or a tall aerial.

#1 seems to be the symbol for a ground

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Post by Erik E » 20 Mar 2003 00:43

Hallo Paul!

#3 fits the maps perfect, so I agree on that!

The symbols also have various Nr and letter codes on each side, describing
calibre and land of origin.

This way I have been able to identify some of them!

All these symbols are drawn on a map to show unit strenghts in the various strongpoints.

I don`t think any of them has something with signal units to do, as they are marked on separate maps!

Here is an examlple which identify the " T " as an Czech 37mm AT gun.
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Post by Andy H » 22 Mar 2003 12:40

Hi Erik

I'm currently at work but I think I've seen some of these symbols in a book I've got at home, post something later I hope.

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Post by Madsen » 22 Mar 2003 13:56

I dont know if this is only a guessing but the T symbol with numbers that you show reminded me about the Norwegian system of symbols.
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could the in T be a "wall" against enemy. like the protections shield on PAK?

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Post by Andy H » 22 Mar 2003 15:59

Oh to be home

3 is the symbol for either Artillery or Howitzer units/posistions
4 is the symbol for AT-TK units/posistions
5 is the symbol for Searchlight units/posistions

Still checking for the others though No 1 is very strange, 2 could be Rocket orientated whilst 6 looks the MG Posistions

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Post by Ike_FI » 22 Mar 2003 16:27

I don't know if this map contains official markings, but if it does, it may help to solve a part of this puzzle...

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1.
Captured machinegun in armoured cupola.

2.
Command post with range finder.

3.
Camouflaged stone bunker, cont. officers cabin, telephone exchange, messroom
and shower.

4.
Road block, consisting of concrete blocks.

5.
80 mm Mortar in concrete fortified position.

6.
Bunker, field infirmery.

7.
Heavy machinegun.

8.
Fortified flame-throwers.

9.
Firing control center, flame-throwers.

10.
50 mm tank gun.

11.
75 mm FK-16.

12.
75 mm PAK (anti tank gun).

13.
88 mm AL gun (anti aircraft gun).

14.
50 mm tank gun.

15.
Kitchen.

16.
Air-raid shelter.

17.
The 'Goliath's'.

18.
Anti-tank wall.

19.
Armoured bunkers. Mine fields and barbed wire entanglements on the flanks
and direction towards land.
http://home13.inet.tele.dk/ash/wiederstand5.htm

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Post by Erik E » 22 Mar 2003 22:05

Here is a answer I got from a guy in the DAWA (Deutches Atlanticwall archiv).

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