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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:16 pm    Post subject: Swedish coast artillery pictures Reply with quote

Hello from a new guy!
Im working on a photobook (in swedish sorry) about coast defence fortifications.
Here are some pictures from old Swedish fortifications from the coast artillery.


15,2 cm gun in a casemate.


57 mm gun in a armoured cupola.


15,2 cm gun in a covered gun pit (napalm-shields).


Nicely camouflaged infantry position, note the bunker in the old lighthouse in the background.


7,5 cm gun in a casemate.


Gun layers position, notice the birds nest Very Happy


Pre historic hands-free.


Some stuff lying around...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Casemate for a 7,5 cm gun.


MG-bunker.






Cold war era 10,5 cm automatic gun.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some very nice photos there! Thanks for sharing them.

~Andy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow - fantastic shots! Are some from a museum? Seems strange to see all the equpment still in place. Here in the States, it would have disappeared.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice thanks for the post........
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!
Some of the sites are in the process of being turned into museums, some are already museums and some are just forgotten and rotting away in pleasant decay.
Some of the pictures are from military islands that are still being used as training areas or still have active installations of some sorts and therefore are off-limits to "normal people", batterys/bunkers on those islands are usually the last to be scrapped. Bunkers on the military islands still have som abandonded equipment lying around!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great shots! I especially love the last one.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally after all these years, my photobook on Swedish coastal fortification is finally printed and ready Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Tell us how to order a copy in the US, nice photos
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

armyjunk wrote:
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Tell us how to order a copy in the US, nice photos


Thanks Very Happy
The publishers form for ordering Bunkerboken is unfortunately only in Swedish http://www.bunker.nu/bestallning/
But if you mail to the publisher i am sure he will help you out with the order!
Email to the publisher: info@bunker.nu

The book is written in Swedish and has some 900+ colourpictures, drawnings and maps on 240 pages.

//Alex
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



The last Swedish coastdefencegun, a 12cm M/70 ERSTA-gun on Íja isl. south of Stockholm
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some vintage pictures from Sweden.


15,2 cm coast defence gun with shields in a gun pit. The nets are for applying natural foliage as camouflage.


15,2 cm coast defence gun with shields in a casemate (during construction).


The batterys plottingroom, this picture was stopped by the wartime censor.


Close in defence of the battery, 2 soldiers in a concrete foxhole.
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