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Regelbau 648 discovered near Audierne

In September the remains of a 648 for Czech Einschartenturm were discovered in the Panzerstützpunkt at Lézongar, near Audierne, France.

The Czech-gone-German cupola type 817P5 was already partly cut up, but the original three Czech embrasures can still be seen. Only three intact 648 exist, all of them located in the Festung Saint-Nazaire, so this is a rare find. The whole bunker is still there but will be partly demolished to make place for a bicycle track and the reinforcement of the coast. The cupola will disappear too. If anyone has more info on where the turret will go, let me know.

More info via Le Télégramme and the French Atlantikwall forum.

Sébastien Chiquet and Gérard Saliou, of the Saliou company; Yves Cariou, on top of the bunker. (Photo: www.letelegramme.com)

Sébastien Chiquet and Gérard Saliou, of the Saliou company; Yves Cariou, on top of the bunker. (Photo: www.letelegramme.com)

 

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink
In: Demolition/Disappearing, France, News · Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

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  1. Written by Ondrej Filip
    on January 9, 2013 at 3:34 pm
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    Very interesting. Why the cupola is mentioned as 817P5? I thought it is 773P4 or 772P4.

    Are there any information about the fate of the cupola? I didn’t receive the permission to read the French forum, mentioned above.

  2. Written by Arthur van Beveren
    on January 9, 2013 at 11:15 pm
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    Hi Ondrej,

    Thanks for your comment. I’m still figuring out the exact designation. 772P4/773P4 which we stated on bunkersite.com seems the old designation for the cupolas, before they were converted for use with one MG-34. Several converted Czech turrets (both 200/300mm, 3/4/5 original embrasures) have code numbers in the 8xxP5 range.
    I think the turret was cut up in pieces?

    Regards, Arthur

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