StP131 Paderborn, St Inglevert

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A batterie of 10.5cm guns inside four R699 casemates which originally was a 15cm batterie in open emplacements, replaced by the 105cm batterie and then the guns were put into casemates.

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4./H.A.A.1143
4 x R669 casemates
1 x Vf2a
3 x Vf
4 x 10.5cm le.F.H.325(f)
2 x 2cm Flak 30.

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They could have been a horse drawn batterie.

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15cm sfh18-40 possibly the type of gun that were here earlier on.

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R669 casemate.

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The Army batterie is set back 5kilometers from sea.

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Field Kannon in a casemate.

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First on the left were four 15cm guns in open emplacements, then they were removed and a batterie of 10.5cm le.F.H.325(f). These were then placed inside casemates type R669 in 1944.

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15cm guns.

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Plan of the 15cm batterie.

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After the 15cm guns were removed and a batterie of 10.5cm le.F.H.325(f) replaced them.

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10.5cm batterie layout.

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15cm ringstand (OB), ammunition niches and parts of the concrete base of the open ringstand for the heavy guns.

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15cm batterie layout.

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15cm batterie.

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Plan of an open emplacement that were here for both 15cm and 10.5cm guns.

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10.5cm ringstand (OB) these are I think earth revetments and only concrete ammunition niches and bunkers built around the outside.

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10.5cm batterie layout.

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10.5vm batterie shoot.

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StP131 Paderborn, St Inglevert R669 casemate Turm1

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Turm1 R669 casemate rear view.

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R669 casemate.

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Small added ammunition niche. These were added after the casemate was constructed as an after thought.

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Boxed ammunition.

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Stahlrost 200mm grill allowing gases from the gun out of the bunker.

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Cleaning rods.

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Cable connection box.

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If rear doors had been fitted, this is how they may have looked.

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I think this could be Turm 1 in 1944 after its capture.

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I think this could be Turm 1 in 1944 after its capture.

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Martian Allied Report plan of an R669 casemate.

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How a 10.5cm howitzer could be set up inside a casemate.

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Extraction of foul gases given off when the gun fires. In this space shared with ammunition is where a large extraction fan. Air sucked from above the gun is taken by pipes, through the fan and out via the Rost 200mm grill at the rear.

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Plan of the extraction pipes.

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The type of fan fitted to an R669.

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Rost 200mm grill.

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The ammunition room for shells viewed from the extractor fen space.

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10.5cm shells and case.

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Stacked shells.

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This is the other side of the rear door, the case room.

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Case store.

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Case store.

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Shell case.

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Gun room.

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I think this could be Turm 1 in 1944 after its capture.
St - on the inside wall stands for “Bunker with at least 2m thisk reinforced concrete” its a method of telling anybody entering how well built each bunker is.

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Guns embrasure. There should have been doors fitted, usually made of wood and from old farm barns in the area..

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This is the only steel doors I have ever seen.

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Wooden front doors.

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Grass on the roof and earth piled up on both sides to add to protection and also camouflage.

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Sides earthed up.

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I think this could be Turm 1 in 1944 after its capture.

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StP131 Paderborn, St Inglevert R669 casemate Turm 2

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Rear view.

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StP131 Paderborn, St Inglevert R669 casemate Turm 2

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As these casemates were probably being made frantically after Hitler´s orders to casemate ALL artillery. these were being built in 1944 and unfinished when the Canadians came through here, so that is why the 200mm steel vent was not fitted.

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200mm steel vent.

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StP131 Paderborn, St Inglevert R669 casemate Turm 2

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Gun room.

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15cm OB.

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15cm OB

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Underground ammunition bunkers as I see them.

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StP131 Paderborn, St Inglevert R669 casemate Turm 4

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Turm 4 R669 embrasure.

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StP131 Paderborn, St Inglevert R669 casemate Turm 4

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Turm 4 looking back at the 15cm and 10.5cm batteries positions.

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StP131 Paderborn, St Inglevert R669 casemate Turm 4

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Good view of the gun room and two ammunition rooms either side.

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Gun room.

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Extraction vents above the gun. Extracted foul gases would be drawn through these pipes out of the 200mm steel vent in the rear.

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Plan of pipe work.

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Extractor fan.

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200mm vent.

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StP131 Paderborn, St Inglevert R669 casemate Turm 3

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Part of a 10.5cm ringstand.

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I think this could be Turm 1 &2 in 1944 after its capture.

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Batterie position.

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Plan.

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