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14./ HKAR 1265 Batterie Haesler

4 x 15cm K18 field guns, 15.5 mile range

Gun Specifications

Type Heavy gun
Place of origin Germany
Designer Rheinmetall
Designed 1933–38
Manufacturer Rheinmetall
Produced 1938–43
Number built 101
Weight 18,600 kg
Barrel length 8.195 m (26 ft 11 in) L/55
Caliber 149.1 mm (5.87 in)
Breech horizontal block
Carriage box trail
Elevation -2°to +43°
Traverse 10° on wheels & 360° on platform
Muzzle velocity 865 m/s (2,838 ft/s)
Firing range 15.5 Miles

360 View from Gun Number 2

Batterie Haesler - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Heeresflakzug 533
provided Batterie Haesler with 2 x 2cm Flakvierling 38 Guns

One of the multi purpose defence guns from this batterie is now on display outside the Jersey War Tunnels

Exploring bunkers:

  • Always get permission from the owner
  • Take a torch, a spare and one more for luck
  • Don't go alone & tell someone where you will be and for how long
  • You will get dirty as most are often full of rubbish and may have been used as a public toilet
  • Anything you find still belongs to the person that owns the property
  • Unexploded ordnance is still found in Jersey if you see or find anything that looks like ordnance please call the bomb disposal officer on 01534 612 612.
  • CIOS sites are the safest and run by experts, this is where we recommend you explore

Jargon Help

Resistance Nest (RN) = Widerstandsnest (WN)
Small pocket of resistance, these would be made up of small groups of up to 10 men with light weapons. They would man Anti-tank weapons, an observation post or a field gun.

Strongpoint (STP) = Stützpunkt St.P
Next level up from an RN and consisted of several RN's. STP areas would have a combination of weapons and different branches of the military used. Examples of this can be found with Strongpoint Greve de Lecq and Strongpoint Corbiere

Jäger Casemate was a special design and name for bunkers designed to hold a 10.5cm field gun

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