Bunkers with tank turrets!

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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by jopaerya » 11 Dec 2019 16:19

Nice Ebay photo from the AMC turret along the Belgiam coast, Regards Jos
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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by Santis » 16 Dec 2019 20:57

Albanian partisans after the battle for the liberation of Tirana (Albania) the 17 November 1944. Can someone identify the type of the turret?
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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by Santis » 16 Dec 2019 21:02

Another one from Tirana (another street, not far from the center)
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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by jopaerya » 16 Dec 2019 21:51

:welcome: Santis

Pz.Kpfw.Turm II ( Normalserie ) viewtopic.php?f=70&t=186144&hilit=famo+tank

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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by kstdk » 16 Dec 2019 23:24

Hello

@Santis - thanks for the pictures, damn good pictures :-)

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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by Santis » 17 Dec 2019 14:57

Some details from the first picture. The three partisans are commanders of the 1st Partisan Shock Brigade (the partisan in the middle is its commander). The turret was built as a "iron bunker" in the same place of the italian fountain (inside the hole of the fountain) in the main square of the city, had a 360 degre of view and was connected by a underground tunnel with the (italian style) building of the municipality of Tirana, you see that main entrance behind the partisans in the picture. The turret was enclosed by barbed wire. The germans used the municipality for observation duties and as an ammunition depot during the battle (19 days). When the germans left the capital the 17 nov 1944, and the capital was totally liberated, a german soldier inside the turret continued to fight alone till he had no more ammunition. The partisans attacked the turret with grenades, but they coulnd'n approach it and had a lot of casualties. I read in some partisans memory that the german soldier commitet suicide, but other said that he surrended in the municipality.

The turret in the second picture, the partisans took the turret during the fight and tried to used again the german forces leaving the capital, (the germans were under heavy fire and left the capital using incendiary grenades and burnt the houses on the two sides of the road) but the turret was turned in the direction of partisans attack and blocked in 180 degre of view and couldn't be turn in the direction behind to be used agains the german forces. (srry for my english)
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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by Santis » 17 Dec 2019 15:07

Some other pictures after the battle in the center of the capital. In the first picture, you have the center of the capital after the battle, I put a red X in the far right corner to indicate the turret in the first picture near the municipality and a blu arrow to indicate the second turrent. In second there is a close view of the second turret in the precedent post, or the turret indicate by the blu arrow. In the third picture there are curious people around the first turret after the battle (see my first post).
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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by jopaerya » 17 Dec 2019 15:45

Nice overview of the two tank-turrets , any idea if there were more ?

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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by Santis » 17 Dec 2019 16:08

Yes, there were more. They had a defense mission during the battle allowing the German forces leaving the capital (not only the German forces in Albania, but also the German forces coming from Greece (from the south) . The responsable for the retirement from Albania was Ludwig Steyrer (kampfgruppe Steyrer).

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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by herring » 13 Jun 2021 16:44

A few weeks ago there was found another tankturret bunker in Poland - this time Bauform 236 - https://www.eksploratorzy.com.pl/viewto ... 32&t=37979
Located in B2 stellung, in Sosnowiec. It's a first Bauform 236 in Poland so far.
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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by CoVoX » 15 Jun 2021 22:55

Hi All,

Below the exact location of the object and a few photos.

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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by forttravel » 07 Aug 2021 18:24

Nice reportage from Chersonesus at Crimea, some pieces with preserved parts of T-26 roof armour plates/turret shaft:
https://chief-179.livejournal.com/20269 ... w=comments
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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by jopaerya » 15 Sep 2021 10:03

A Czech tank turret 38 (t), the soldiers are cleaning the coax MG.
Any idea on the location from this Ebay picture ??
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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by glushenko » 17 Sep 2021 05:13

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Re: Bunkers with tank turrets!

Post by jopaerya » 17 Sep 2021 07:56

Please see also page 16 and 17 for the location Gluskenko

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