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Austratt battery

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  • Nom
    Austratt battery
  • Lieu
    PÉNINSULE D'ORLAND, TRONDHEIM
  • Contribution
    ORION
  • ID
    333.267

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Austratt battery
Austratt battery
The Orlandet Heavy Battery (Austratt Works) is built on a hilltop in the southern zone and at the base of the Orland Peninsula in Norway. It covers a large area, marked by the presence of the 28 cm SKC/34 Cäsar three-tube turret of the battlecruiser Gneisenau, and is protected by two coastal batteries: Hoo to the west, HKB 18/975 armed with 4 x 105 K331(f) guns in R671 casemates and a crenellation, and Hovde to the south-west, 5 x 105 K335(h) guns, HKB 16/975 in caissons. Anti-aircraft defence was provided by numerous Flak batteries, mainly located around the nearby airfield, and multiple support points were set up all around the peninsula. More than 600 mostly Yugoslav prisoners worked tirelessly under difficult conditions to break through the rock and build a network of underground galleries linking the various elements required to garrison the future battery, including a hospital, water supply, machinery, ammunition bunkers etc... The work can be visited
 
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