A, for me, unknown Sechsschartenturm 35P8 possibly on a 632 (where only three Schartes were used) was reveiled on Kystfort.com. Trondenes peninsula is a real heaven, with of course the famous ‘Adolf’ gun, a 40.6cm naval gun. The now reveiled turret covers the entrance road to the battery. The setup of a Sechsschartenturm covering a […]
In: News, Norway · Tagged with: 35p8, 632, adolf, atlantic, atlantikwall, gun, mg-34, norvege, norway, panzer, sechsschartenturm, trondenes, turret, wall
Help the Museumscenter Hanstholm find this stolen piece of a German 10.5 cm S.K.C/32. Earlier in August it was stolen. Earlier this month a part of one the 10,5 cm S.K.C/32 in our outdoor display at Museumscenter Hanstholm was stolen. It is somewhat large gearbox of iron with a brass disc on it – see photos. On […]
In: Demolition/Disappearing, News · Tagged with: "World war two", collector, denmark, Flak, gun, hanstholm, stolen
Some time ago I’ve posted the video by Steve Powell of the Festungspak plate at Wn Schonbucht Mitte on Guernsey. This time I made my own video in Batterie Ørlandet, better known as Austrått Fort in Norway. A group of Czech volunteers restored the gun and accessories to mint condition.
In: News, Norway · Tagged with: "World war two", 1938, 495P2, 631, 770P4, anti-tank, atlantic wall, atlantikwall, austrått, czech, festung, festungspak, fort, fortress, gun, noorwegen, norway, norwegen, ørland, ørlandet, world war ii, ww ii, ww2
We received this great ‘shot’ from Steve Powell. Firing the 22cm K532 (f) gun in coastal artillery battery ‘Generaloberst Dollmann’ on Guernsey.
In: Photography · Tagged with: artillery, cannon, dollmann, festung, french, guernsey, gun, kriegsmarine, reenactment
A loose embrasure for a 4.7cm Festungspak is ready to be picked up on Jersey. You only have to get it down first. Maybe it’s something for the guys up Le Portel near Boulogne-sur-Mer who demolished a 631 to get the whole gun out. Or should it go back to the original owners, the Czech. […]
In: Channel Islands, News · Tagged with: 4.7cm, 770P4, armoured, canon, channel, czech, festungspak, fortress, gun, islands, jersey, pak, panzerteil, part, republic, scharte, tjechisch, tschjechisch, vz.37
One of the most important bunker sites in Norway, Batterie Vara (Møvik fort, Kroodden), is in danger. There are plans to build a new neighborhood on a part of the battery’s terrain. Besides the historical value of the site it is also a beautiful recreational place. Looking at the plans, two 38cm gun emplacements will be […]