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Kodiak Harbor Defenses

Kodiak Harbor Defenses

Located approximately 250 miles southwest of Anchorage, Kodiak Island was one of the major centers of Alaskan military activity during World War Two. Facilities on the island included several airfields, a Naval operating base and several other installations.

To protect this important harbor the Coast Artillery Installed a total of 8 major gun batteries, ranging in caliber from 8...
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Huge Artillery

Huge Artillery

A big cannon at the Royal Artillery Barracks, London, UK.
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Kuivasaari island, 10-inch gun positions, 1921

Kuivasaari island, 10-inch gun positions, 1921

Fort Kuivasaari belongs to Finland and located on a Kuivasaari island in the Gulf of Finland in the Baltic sea. It has strategic position near a Helsinki - capital city of Finland.
Word "kuivasaari" means - dry island. Good joke because the island is very rare to dry from a rain. Fortunately it was a rain break during our visit there so picture above is clear.

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Artillery polygon

Artillery polygon

Numerous holes from impact of projectiles in historical artillery polygon.
The origins of the polygon lie in the middle of the eighteenth century, when king Carlo Alberto, believing the area suitable for action simulated war, decided to concentrate a large number of troops, then became a polygon for the artillery.
In 1877 was installed a battery of 280L howitzer; in 1911 a battery...
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Fort H. G. Wright, Fisher Island, NY

Fort H. G. Wright, Fisher Island, NY

Western end of the Island, first built up in 1898-99 as a defensive position protecting Long Island Sound and armed with two 12 inch and two 10 inch "rifles" on disappearing carriages.

Operational during WW2 with a small airfield. Linked with Fort Terry, Fort Michie which were sub-posts, and Camp Hero. Closed in the late 1950s and sold to private interests.
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Artillery Fire Unit In Tehran

Artillery Fire Unit In Tehran

3 artillery fire units closed to Tehran airport
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USS Olympia

USS Olympia

Olympia (C-6) is the oldest steel warship afloat in the world. She was launched in San Francisco, California in 1892. She is similar to many early steel warships built in Philadelphia for the US Navy.
On May 1, 1898, Olympia devastated a Spanish
fleet at Manila Bay in the Philippines, beginning
the Spanish-American War. Olympia helped
catapult the United States into ...
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Dutch Harbor Defenses, Unalaska Island

Dutch Harbor Defenses, Unalaska Island

Located on Unalaska Island approximately 780 miles southwest of Anchorage, Dutch Harbor was the site of an important Naval operating base during the Aleutian Campaign of World War Two. To protect this strategic harbor from enemy attack, the Coast Artillery Corps would construct a total of seven gun batteries in the harbor, along with numerous fire control stations, searchlight positions and oth...
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Artillery, Tynemouth, UK

Artillery, Tynemouth, UK

A big coastal artillery in Tynemouth, UK.
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Battery Oldenburg near Calais

Battery Oldenburg near Calais

M.K.B. Oldenburg was one of the first German batteries along the Atlantic Wall. That' s probably why you find few Regelbau bunkers here. The artillery towers, Turm Ost and Turm West have a different shape and size. They were equiped with SK L/50 guns, which were originally Russian. The range of the guns was 28 kilometres.

Apart from both artillery towers there are a 621 (Gruppen...
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Battery Farnsworth out of Fort Constitution

Battery Farnsworth out of Fort Constitution

Beginning in 1897, a new system of defenses was built outside the fort proper. A concrete battery was built into the hill under Walbach Tower, which was equiped with two 8-inch breach-loading rifles, Model 1888MII, serials 38, 43 (Watervliet Arsenal), on disappearing carriages, Model 1894, serials 23, 22 (Providence Steam Engine Co.), with hand-operated platform ammunition hoists. The battery w...
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Fortress of Torun

Fortress of Torun

Toruń Fortress (Festung Thorn), built from 1872–1894 by the Kingdom of Prussia and located in Toruń (now Poland), is one of the largest fortresses in Central and Eastern Europe. The fortress complex – a chain of forts surrounding the city, as well as numerous smaller fortifications supplementing it – was intended to defend the eastern border of Prussia (with the Russian Empire). Despi...
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