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#1 seahawk

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 0536 AM

After hiking to one of the batteries near Cartagena, I am wondering if there is some literature on those batteries - preferably in English.

 


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 0708 AM

No foto?


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 0740 AM

After hiking to one of the batteries near Cartagena, I am wondering if there is some literature on those batteries - preferably in English.

 

 

Plenty of, but not in English, I fear

 

http://www.fragata-l...-costa-espaola/

 

This gives you locations and such: http://www.condedega...leria-de-costa/

 

There's a museum in Majorca: http://www.ejercito....enes-museo.html

 

Minorca has a 38cm gun that is about as complete as can be expected


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 0846 AM

No foto?

 

Here is a link from a site in English: http://www.lamangadr...rtman_guns.html

 

I think I need to plan a holiday around Cartagena next year.


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 1003 AM

Monte de San Pedro battery in Corunna is currently part of a public park.

 

https://es.wikipedia...te_de_San_Pedro


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 2241 PM

The batteries So. of the entrance to Cartagena: 2 x 15 in, 4 x 6 in Vickers, all installed in the 1930s.

 

joaAvX.jpgCartagena entrance [a narrows] in distance

15 - inch Vickers

0vjHSI.jpgAmmo display in Cartagena Museum of Artillery.They also have a running StuG IIIG 

 

Recognition silhouettes in the 15 in local control rooms; the enemy of 1939-45?

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6- inch Vickers

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The official history is recent:

 

Historia de la Artillería de Costa Española. Madrid: Ministerio de Defensa, 2014

(Paperback, 25 euros)


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Posted 19 March 2019 - 1107 AM

I have been to one of those. And a costal battery + AAA near Alicante.


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