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The Gun Emplacements

The gun emplacements for the 38 cm guns were the biggest contructions in the Hanstholm area. The bunkers were more than 30 m wide, more than 63 m long and had a height of more than 10 m.

The bunker had an area of appx. 1.900 m2 where appx. 1.400 m2 were accessible. The construction consists of appx. 6.600 tons of steel concrete. The walls had a thickness of 1 to 2 m and the fundation of the gun had a thickness of more than 5 m.


The bunker was arranged with machinery and personnel in one end, the gun in the middle and munitions compartments in the other end. The munitions area was intersected with the railway to the munitions bunkers in the area.

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