Messurements of the B tower Gneisenau
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Author:  cyber2001 [ 31 Aug 2014 23:32 ]
Post subject:  Messurements of the B tower Gneisenau


Me and a buddy of my recently obtained the management of a unique bunker in the Netherlands, and we want to restore this bunker in its original state. It is a M219 (there are only 2 of them in the whole Atlanticwall)
The B towers of the Gneisenau where placed on top of them. However, after the war the guns where demolished.

We want to make a full sized replica of the canon (casco and not the inner side) but we cant find any data of the cannon wich tells us all the messurements of the canon.

Does anybody have any drawings / technical data about this cannon ?

If you are curious, our website is
Availeble in Dutch, German and English.

Greets, Jack

Author:  Natter [ 01 Sep 2014 15:23 ]
Post subject:  Re: Messurements of the B tower Gneisenau

Not my area of expertice, but wasn't the A-B-C-towers = Main guns, ie 3x28cm? Your gun is the 15cm SK C/28 in LC/34 (secondary armament) I think.

I believe those drawings are sought after by many (I have looked in all relevant norwegian/danish/german/english books in my "library" with no luck).
However, if you only need the external measurements for designing a model, a visit to Stevnsfortet Cold war museum in Denmark should do the trick, as you can take photos and measurements of the two surviving towers there: ... stevnsfort / ... t%E2%80%9D

Other sources for information:

I have attached a drawing of a bunker (not M219 though):

Author:  cyber2001 [ 02 Sep 2014 22:22 ]
Post subject:  Re: Messurements of the B tower Gneisenau

A visit is an expensive option for us. Our funds are used for the restauration of the M219 and the rest of the battery.
Maybe someone who lives near this museum can help us with the messurements ?

Grt. Jack

Author:  Jack B [ 07 Apr 2015 3:54 ]
Post subject:  Re: Messurements of the B tower Gneisenau

I can probably help you with the dimensions for the 15cm gun. I have been working on drawings for some years now.


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