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Toy soldiers and real battles: 8.8 cm Flak 36 batteries at Guernsey

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

8.8 cm Flak 36 batteries at Guernsey

Mainly manned by Luftwaffe men of Flak Regiment 292, the multi purpose 8.8 cm Flak 36 were the main defense with a 7,500m effective range, located in six Guernsey Island batteries and controlled by radar direction finding equipment, backed up by 150 cm searchlights.Two batteries were to Fortress-quality positions; the remaining four were in field emplacements. L’Ancresse common has, in the middle of the golf course, the six gun Flak Battery Dolman, in concrete emplacements that could be used for a dual purpose as they commanded sea approaches with a 14,000m effective range. The crew room and ammunition store was below each open gun placement. The battery had its own Würzburg Dora radar position and command bunker. The plastic soldiers are produced by CTS.


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