German tanks buried in Norway




 
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July 18th, 2021  
George
 

Topic: German tanks buried in Norway


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July 19th, 2021  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by George
Using the turret as a gun position seems normal and setting them in concrete would have provided an extra level of protection but I am not sure I understand tunneling into them as the life expectancy of a PzIII turret would have been pretty short even against 1950s weaponry.
July 19th, 2021  
George
 
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Originally Posted by MontyB
Using the turret as a gun position seems normal and setting them in concrete would have provided an extra level of protection but I am not sure I understand tunneling into them as the life expectancy of a PzIII turret would have been pretty short even against 1950s weaponry.
I guess part of being a Fort. Access with out exposing the gun crews. Odd that they were buried under concrete in the end instead of scrapping them.
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July 20th, 2021  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by George
I guess part of being a Fort. Access with out exposing the gun crews. Odd that they were buried under concrete in the end instead of scrapping them.
I don't see it as odd at all as you have a ready built emplacement with a traversing gun platform and reasonable armour.
July 21st, 2021  
George
 
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Originally Posted by MontyB
I don't see it as odd at all as you have a ready built emplacement with a traversing gun platform and reasonable armour.
The way I read it, when abandoned the fort they just entombed the whole thing under concrete.
July 22nd, 2021  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by George
The way I read it, when abandoned the fort they just entombed the whole thing under concrete.
Yes it isn't overly clear how this system worked as I thought it said they were initially reinforced with logs etc until they were incorporated into the hillside fort.
Once they became obsolete I assume they were simply covered in concrete and forgotten.
 


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