Wn164a Sickingen, M.K.B MIV Waringzelle

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Wn164a Sickingen, M.K.B MIV Waringzelle

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A batterie of three guns in two M270 casemates with a large Mammut radar set behind it.

One of the five M batteries, they were named “Coastal batteries M” of the Marine Artillery Abteilung 244.
StP Waldam M.K.B MI.
StP106 Dresden M.K.B. MII.
Wn164a Sickingen, M.K.B. MIV.

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StP Waldam M.K.B. MI.

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StP106 Dresden M.K.B. MII.

Wn164a Sickingen M.K.B. MIV.

Wn164a Sickingen, M.K.B MIV Waringzelle

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To the right of the trees you can just see three pimples sticking up. These are the radar supports.

Wn164a Sickingen, M.K.B MIV Waringzelle

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Batterie MIV M.A.A.242
2.Funkmess.Abt

2 x M270 casemates.
2 x R622 twin gruppe bunkers.
1 x V143 Mammut Gustav radar bunker Fu.MO 51.
1 x SK/Peilstand (FCP)
1 x Wellblech(flak crew bunker??)
3 x 17cm S.K.L/40 guns.
1 x 2cm Flak28.

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17cm S.K.L/40 guns.

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Mammut Radar FuMO 51.

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2cm Flak 30.

Wn164a Sickingen, M.K.B MIV Waringzelle

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The three Wn's were at times put together into Stützpunkt Frunsberg but here we are just covering Wn164a Sickingen.

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Air photo Air 40/1667

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RAF bombing target air photograph of the whole of Cap Gris Nez.

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Trimming photos.

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German Plan

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German Plan

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The three Wn's in this area.

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Plan showing what is here, we did not see the SK/Peilstand and could not enter the two R622 and the V143. The two casemates, one is correct and the other is in mirror, a left and a right type.

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M270 (left).

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M270 (right).

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V143.

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From document Air40/3024 showing an Allied picture of the type of radar. V143 Mammut Gustav radar bunker Fu.MO 51.
Fu.MO an air warning and anti ship warning radar.

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This is a low level air photo of a small Hoarding showing the three concrete uprights. V143 Mammut Gustav radar bunker Fu.MO 51.
Hoarding was an Allied code name for the type of radar a Fu.MO 51 Seetakt, air/ship warning, Mammut Gustav, range 40/60kms.

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The walk to the Wn.

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V143 Mammut Gustav radar bunker Fu.MO 51.

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Plan.

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Tetrahedron

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Beach defences now used as fences.

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Building beach defences.

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R622 twin gruppe bunker.

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One of two R622's with its Tobruk defence on the right hand side.

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Plan.

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R622 Plan.

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R622 from the rear.

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R622 twin gruppe bunker.

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The roof section now visible. Two small gruppe of soldiers could live inside between 12 to 15 in a gruppe and one gruppe per room.

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R622 twin gruppe bunker.

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Six men in their bunks.

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Folding tables an chairs could open up and be used as eating, etc.

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R622 twin gruppe bunker.

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The view along the rear of this R622 also showing up several Eisenpfahel still being used.

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Eisenpfahel post.

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Barbed wire.

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Mine fields.

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Wn164a Sickingen, M.K.B MIV Waringzelle
R622 twin gruppe bunker.

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The second R622 on the other side with its Tobruk on the left side.

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Plan.

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Naval Infantry.

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V143 Mammut

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V143 Mammut radar bunker. An early type of radar used by the Navy.

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V143 Mammut radar bunker plan.

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V143 Mammut

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The three concrete uprights to hold the radar array up.

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Plan.

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How it may have looked.

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Wiring diagram.

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V143 Mammut

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The three concrete uprights to hold the radar array up.
V143 is a 1942 designed bunker.

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V143 Mammut

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Cannon/machine gun shell damage on the concrete.

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Possibly a Typhoon attack.

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V143 Mammut

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Allied Intelligence.

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V143 Mammut

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The top of the right hand side.

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V143 Mammut

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There are four slots on each concrete support to hold up the arrays.

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V143 Mammut

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The tree supports can be seen in this picture.

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V143 Mammut

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A Mammut array laying on its side. On some they placed the arrays back to back, this way a plane flying towards, over and away from the radar would show up on the screens.

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V143 Mammut

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The top of the concrete columns.

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V143 Mammut

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The cable holes that carried the signals from the arrays.

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Air 40/1927

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Air 40/1927

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Full wiring diagram of a large Mammut radar.

Wn164a Sickingen, M.K.B MIV Waringzelle

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2 x M270 Casemates

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The two casemates.

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Plan.

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M270 Turm1

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Attached Tobruk to the bunker as a lookout, AA and local defence. Armed with a machine gun and a speaking tube to contact the troops in the bunker bellow.

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M270 Tobruk.

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Tobruk.

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Tobruk.

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M272 Turm1

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Inside the Tobruk where a poor soldier all on his own would have stood guard duty and look out.

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Tobruk.

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M270 Turm1

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'M' = Marine, 270 = the type number. Around 1943 two of the three open emplacements were casemated due to the orders of Hitler. By June 1944 two casemates had been made and the third gun was in its open pit.

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Plan

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17cm S.K.L/40 in an open emplacement.

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D.E.I.L.A. plan

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Allied intelligence plan showing most of the bunkers but miss named the R622 twin gruppe bunkers as ammunition.

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M270 Turm2

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This one you can see the tie down bolts in the concrete floor to hold the gun down. The two slits in the sides (I think) these were to place the barrel of the gun to give some protection when the casemate is being fired upon. The lid sticking out of the front would have had steel bands (now removed) and some times steel plates down each side.

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Plan.

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Turm2

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The set of threads sticking out of the concrete.

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17cm S.K.L/40 guns.

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17cm S.K.L/40 guns.

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D.E.I.L.A. file

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D.E.I.L.A. plan of the M270 casemates

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Allied intelligence plan of the casemates Turm1.

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Turm2

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Inside the casemate. There was an 882P7 door on the left side, a double door.

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882P7 Marine door.

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17cm S.K.L/40 guns.

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17cm S.K.L/40 guns.

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Heavy bombing of Cap Gris Nez.

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Lancaster.

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Halifax.

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Sterling´s.

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Turm1 & 2

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You can see a Drone flght over the battery by Phil Wood.