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Author Topic: Batterie Todt museum - Audinghen (F)  (Read 7213 times)
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« on: 18 October 2010, 19:20:01 »
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my report on the 'Batterie Todt' museum @ Audinghen in France, this is one of THE places in Nord-pas-de-Calais to visit and, altough I still haven't visited Normandy, one of THE places in France!
why? there's the museum at a unique location, there's a 2nd Batterie a few km's away and many more bunkers nearby... there's also the museum at Ambleteuse @ 6km: http://www.musee3945.com


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[url=http://www.batterietodt.com/]http://www.batterietodt.com/

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/gaz/bt.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organisation_Todt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-Channel_guns_in_the_Second_World_War

The Krupp K5 was a heavy railway gun used by Germany throughout World War II.
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The Krupp K5 series were consistent in mounting a 21.5 m long gun barrel in a fixed mounting with only vertical elevation of the weapon. This gondola was then mounted on a pair of 12-wheel bogies designed to be operated on commercial and military rails  built to German standards. This mounting did not permit any degree of horizontal traverse, but instead the carriage had to be aligned on the rails first, with only minimal fine levelling capable once halted. Hence the gun could only fire at targets tangential to an existing railway track.
To track targets needing greater traverse either a curved length of railway was used with the gun shunted backwards or forwards to aim; a cross-track was laid with the front bogie turned perpendicular to the rest of the gun and moved up and down the cross-track to train the weapon; or for 360 degree traverse, the so-called "Vögele Turntable" could be constructed, consisting of a raised rail section (the "firing bed") carrying the gun, running on a circular track with a central jack to raise the gun during traverse and to take some of the enormous weight.
The main barrel of the K5 is 283 mm in calibre, and is rifled with twelve 7 mm grooves. These were originally 10 mm deep, but were shallowed to rectify cracking problems.



to be continued...
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« Reply #1 on: 5 October 2012, 12:52:51 »
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Some pictures made by me during a visit on 3 october 2012


* 2012-10-03 10.59.03.jpg 28 CM 2 (2).jpg (97.39 KB, 640x480 - viewed 397 times.)

* 2012-10-03 10.22.48.jpg BATTERIE TODT 2 (2).jpg (99.15 KB, 640x480 - viewed 508 times.)

* 2012-10-03 11.02.57.jpg BATTERIE tODT (2).jpg (76.5 KB, 928x400 - viewed 560 times.)
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« Reply #2 on: 5 October 2012, 13:23:02 »
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Two more.


* 2012-10-03 11.08.27.jpg 28 CM KANON (2).jpg (55.12 KB, 640x480 - viewed 518 times.)

* 2012-10-03 10.59.14.jpg todt (2).jpg (95.92 KB, 640x480 - viewed 400 times.)
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