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Punta Palmera Battery near Tarifa

Punta Palmera Battery near Tarifa

Another twin 6-in Vickers battery. These guns were from the cruiser Almierante Cervera and were installed in 1972. They are maintained in excellent condition and full working order.
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Southernmost point of Europe (mainland)

Southernmost point of Europe (mainland)

Punta de Europa, or Punta de Tarifa / Spain.
This island is a military zone. Beaches on the west side are well known by all kite and wind surfers.
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Punta Carnero Alto Battery near Gibraltar

Punta Carnero Alto Battery near Gibraltar

This battery used to have four 120mm Vickers guns in a four position monobloc, with concrete covered magazines and storage an intrinsic part of the battery; it is rapidly becoming overgrown.
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El Canteruelas Battery near Tarifa

El Canteruelas Battery near Tarifa

Two gun positions of the El Canteruelas battery, empty concrete 'D's which used to have two 260mm /35 (10-in) calibre Krupp model 1880s.
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El Vigia Battery near Tarifa

El Vigia Battery near Tarifa

Vigia battery had two 305 mm /50 Vickers-Armstrong guns in one turret. It was built on a large concrete area with all the support facilities underneath, but these could not be visited. These guns came from the forward turret of the battleship Jaime I and were installed in 1941. They could fire armor piercing, semi-armor piercing and grapeshot shells, weighing 385.55 kg, with a charge of 127.70k...
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PUNTA DEL ESTE

PUNTA DEL ESTE

IBIZA in South America, Punta del Este Uruguay, Kilometers of beaches, to the Atlantic ocean, or to the Rio de la Plata River
Rating of 508/06/2006435Google Earth Logo
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El Cascabel Battery near Tarifa

El Cascabel Battery near Tarifa

Another single turret with a pair of 305/50mm guns. These two came from the battleship Jamie I, but from the stern turret, and were also installed in 1941. They could fire armor piercing, semi-armor piercing and grapeshot shells, weighing 385.55 kg, with a charge of 127.70kg and maximum range of 22,000m.
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The Needles -  New Battery

The Needles - New Battery

"The Needles" new battery is a product of subsidence problems and concerns about the old battery.
The main armanant composed of three BL 9.2 inch (233.7 mm) pieces and saw action during World War Two.

The battery today:
It is currently abandoned.
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The Needles -  Old Battery

The Needles - Old Battery

This Victorian coastal battery was used during World War 2 as observation point for the 'New battery'. It's main armanant composed of anti-aircraft guns.

The battery today: It is currently opened to the public.

Website:www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-theneedlesoldbattery
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Battery nr. 21

Battery nr. 21

A Polish coastal battery was part of the Rejonu Umocnionego Hel. The main armanant composed of two 75mm "Schneider" guns.
During the Battle of Hel in 1939, this battery took down 30 German fighterplanes.

The battery today:
It is currently abandoned.

Address:Lesna, Hel
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Battery Mundesley

Battery Mundesley

This English coastal battery was built between 1940 and 1941. The main armanant composed of two 6-inch (152.4 mm) guns.

The battery today:
It is currently abandoned.
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Battery Rubha nan Sasan

Battery Rubha nan Sasan

This English coastal battery was built in 1941 to defend Loch Ewe against a possible German invasion.
The main armanant consisted of two 6 inch (152.4 mm) guns.

The battery today:It is currently abandoned.

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