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3./AR 310 Batterie Ziethan

Batterie Ziethan was put in place in 1943 and had approximately 75 men stationed there.

  • 4 x 10cm leFH 14/19(t) Guns, 6 mile range
  • 1 x MG311(f) in a FT17 Tank Turret
  • 2 x 2cm Flak 38 Anti-aircraft guns
  • 2 x 5cm Gr.W
  • 3 x Light Machine Guns

The Gun Specifications

The four guns were designated by the Germans as le FH 14/19(t) but were captured Czech M14 Skoda guns.

Weight: 1,350 kg (2,970 lbs)
Barrel length: 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) L/19
Crew: 6
Shell: separate loading, fixed case
Caliber: 100 mm (3.93 in)
Breech: horizontal sliding block
Recoil: hydro-spring variable recoil
Carriage: box trail
Elevation: -8° to +50°
Traverse: 6°
Rate of fire: 6-8 rpm
Muzzle velocity: 407 m/s (1,335 ft/s)
Range: 6 Miles

Observation Bunker

Post from RICOH THETA. - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

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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