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SlowBurn68
05-08-2007, 11:33 AM
Can we get theses objects in the last patch for 46?

http://thrillingwonder.blogspot.com/2007/05/strange-towers-of-third-reich.html

bhunter2112
05-08-2007, 12:24 PM
Thank you for the post - a very interesting read.

John_Wayne_
05-08-2007, 12:51 PM
Interesting.

Like the polka dot one.

Hanglands
05-08-2007, 02:55 PM
An interesting solution to a problem.

The conical shape defelcted bombs down to the heavily reinforced base? I would not want to test that theory http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Never seen anything like 'em.

Thanks for that.

regatds

Esel1964
05-09-2007, 02:47 AM
Originally posted by Hanglands:
An interesting solution to a problem.

The conical shape defelcted bombs down to the heavily reinforced base? I would not want to test that theory http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Never seen anything like 'em.

Thanks for that.

regatds

Thx for sharing,very cool! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Vike
05-09-2007, 04:43 AM
Indeed,interesting... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

URlNSTlNKT
05-09-2007, 04:50 AM
Interesting, some errors though. The main story is about the „Winkel-Turm” (Winkel tower).

One picture shows a different type within all these Winkel towers:


Cone shaped towers were complimented by the "Dieter" towers, hexagonal or somewhat mushroom-shaped:

They were called „Dietel-Turm” (Dietel tower). They did have only a few of them in Germany. Less than 10 AFAIK. Only 3 left today.

MadRuski
05-09-2007, 05:25 AM
http://thrillingwonder.blogspot.com/2007/05/ekranoplans-showcase.html

WOW i never even knew these exsisted!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Chris0382
05-09-2007, 05:52 AM
Ide like to buy one and makea home out of it.

Capt.LoneRanger
05-09-2007, 06:03 AM
As an urban planner, we had a project in Duisburg-Wedau during my time at the university. When we visited the area to make some photos, we realized, there were octagonal blocks in the gardens. I took a closer look at one of them and found they were obviously used as platforms for smaller FlaK-units. Close to the nearby trainstation, they were used against low-flying enemy-planes. In small forest areas in the area, we found additional bunkers. Shelters for the workers and enplacements for larger FlaKs (probably 8.8).

I'll try to look up the photographs of the project and post them, if I find them.

Capt.LoneRanger
05-09-2007, 06:06 AM
Originally posted by Chris0382:
Ide like to buy one and makea home out of it.

You wouldn't have much fun with it. A local architect made plans to modify one of the bunkers in Siegen, Germany. There are many bunkers left in the city and he thought, it would be a good idea to transfer them into a museum or something similar. It turned out, the bunker-walls were so strong, it would cost a lot more money to make a few holes for windows, than buying an urban estate and build a new modern house on it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Freelancer-1
05-09-2007, 06:39 AM
We have a bunch of cool towers in my hometown. Not much good against bombs, but nearly impregnable to cannon balls:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y189/Freelancer1/Misc/Carlb-martello-02.jpg

isooAntti
05-09-2007, 06:50 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif Achtung zis thread I like http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Capt.LoneRanger
05-09-2007, 09:09 AM
I don't have the pictures any more http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

But I found some pics on the internet from that area:
http://www.luftschutz-bunker.de/images/bunker/winkelturm_lehrte/winkel_wedau1.jpg
This is one of the larger bunkers in Duisburg.

http://www.nebenbahnromantik.de/assets/images/Bunker_Meggen_Seitenansicht.jpg
This was the sheltertype, similar to some of the bunkers we saw there. Those we saw mostly had a flat top with a small rim and 4 holes to fix guns. The shown bunkers were placed along roads and railways, to give shelter to crews and workers.

http://www.mehrzweckbeutel.de/staubsauger/images/beutelbilder/Bunkerhaus.jpg
Flak-Emplacement on one of the roofs in Duisburg.