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...
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.
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
At the entrance to Eden Camp a Spitfire can be found.
Other items at the museum are:
Spitfire Mk. IX
Russian T-34/85 Medium Tank
40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun
White M16 Half Track
Leyland Hippo Mk. II
German sFH 18 150mm Howitzer
Schutzenpanzerwagen SdKfz 251
British 3.7 inch ...
The historic Neuman Observatory, at Carroll College, in Helena, Montana, USA, has a brand new Meade LX200 GPS telescope guided by a global positioning satellite.
Rotness, president of the Astronomical Institute of the Rockies, said the 14-inch scope , valued at more than $5,000, was installed in April, along with a new shake-proof mount.
The 14-inch aperture telescope is the mos...
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