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VEKTAN PARK wrote:is the coastal defence gun and bunker emplacement historically correct to any point in Normandy?
The Airfix Coastal Defence Fort, as well as the Gun Emplacement, both have nothing to do with German Atlantic Wall defences. Those had a much different style of architecture and layout, and bunkers housing this calibre of guns had a much thicker concrete cover and smaller apertures. Morover guns, fire direction and anti aircraft facilities were housed in different bunkers positioned scattered over a wide area and not combined in one bunker. I have the impression both Airfix sets, if not completely made up, resemble more British coastal defence works from the 1938/1941 era. But I´m not such a specialist on British coastal defences as I am on German ones.planefixer wrote:is this fort completely "made up," or is it based, however loosely, on a real prototype?