Marine FLAK Batterie Süd Ost, W.N. 92 with Walzkörpersperre, Festung IJmuiden – The Netherlands


Posted: , Last update: April 26 2017, in Atlantic Wall, Bunkers, Fortresses & Strongpoints. 3 comments

Anti Tank Wall - Marine FLAK Batterie Süd Ost

Anti Tank Wall – Marine FLAK Batterie Süd Ost

Anti Tank Wall - Marine FLAK Batterie Süd Ost

Anti Tank Wall – Marine FLAK Batterie Süd Ost

Behind the Seeziel Batterie Heerenduin W.N. 81 Coastal Battery lies FLAKbatterie Süd Ost designated W.N. 92. This Widerstandsneste was equipped with tobruks, FLAK postions, anti tank walls and anti tank ditch and more devensive objects. It lies to the east of the Coastal Battery Heerenduin and FlakBatterie Olmen.

Walzkörpersperre - W.N. 92 FLAK Battery Süd Ost

Walzkörpersperre – W.N. 92 FLAK Battery Süd Ost

Walzkörpersperre with TobruksWalzkörpersperre with Tobruks

Walzkörpersperre with Tobruks

Walzkörpersperre - one of the two concrete doors

Walzkörpersperre – one of the two concrete doors

Walzkörpersperre - the other block

Walzkörpersperre – the other block

Walzkörpersperre, seen from behind - W.N. 92 FLAK Battery Süd Ost

Walzkörpersperre, seen from behind – W.N. 92 FLAK Battery Süd Ost

Walzkörpersperre - W.N. 92 FLAK Battery Süd Ost

Walzkörpersperre – W.N. 92 FLAK Battery Süd Ost

Widerstandsneste 92 & Walzkörpersperre

The Flak gun emplacements were equipped with four 10,5 centimetre Flak guns. Besides the Flak gun it had a 5 cm KWK ‘KampfWagenKanone – tank gun’, Tobruks for mortars, Tobruks for Machine Guns, personnel bunkers, ammunitions storage and covered trenches. The unique feature of this Widerstandsneste is the Walzkörpersperre. This checkpoint in de antitank wall is so unique that it seems there are only 2 left in the entire Atlantic Wall.
The Walzkörpersperre is a ‘door’ in the Anti Tank wall. Two huge concrete blocks can be lowered by winches to seal off the entrance towards the Festung IJmuiden. Two tobruks are placed at either side of the Walzkörpersperre to protect the opening. A bit further down the tank wall is a tank ditch, protected by an integrated Pillbox, Regelbau 676. The Pillbox housed a PAK, a Panzer abwehr Kanone or Anti Tank Gun.

Anti Tankwall ends in the Anti Tank Ditch - Walzkörpersperre IJmuiden

Anti Tankwall ends in the Anti Tank Ditch – Walzkörpersperre IJmuiden

Pillbox in Anti Tank Wall -Regelbau 676 Walzkörpersperre

Pillbox in Anti Tank Wall -Regelbau 676 Walzkörpersperre

Pillbox in Anti Tank Wall -Regelbau 676 Walzkörpersperre

Pillbox in Anti Tank Wall -Regelbau 676 Walzkörpersperre

Covered Trench - FlakBatterie W.N. 92 Festung IJmuiden

Covered Trench – FlakBatterie W.N. 92 Festung IJmuiden

Covered Trench - FlakBatterie W.N. 92 Festung IJmuiden

Covered Trench – FlakBatterie W.N. 92 Festung IJmuiden

Tobruk for 5cm KWK gun - FlakBatterie W.N. 92 Festung IJmuiden

Tobruk for 5cm KWK gun – FlakBatterie W.N. 92 Festung IJmuiden

Tobruk for 5cm Anti Tank gun - FlakBatterie W.N. 92 Festung IJmuiden

Tobruk for 5cm Anti Tank gun – FlakBatterie W.N. 92 Festung IJmuiden

Visit

The complex lies in the dunes, a protected natural area and is not free to visit.

Tobruk for MG - FlakBatterie W.N. 92 Festung IJmuiden

Tobruk for MG – FlakBatterie W.N. 92 Festung IJmuiden

Tobruk for Machine Gun - FlakBatterie W.N. 92 Festung IJmuiden

Tobruk for Machine Gun – FlakBatterie W.N. 92 Festung IJmuiden

FlakBatterie W.N. 92 Festung IJmuiden

FlakBatterie W.N. 92 Festung IJmuiden





3 thoughts on “Marine FLAK Batterie Süd Ost, W.N. 92 with Walzkörpersperre, Festung IJmuiden – The Netherlands

  1. Hi guys. You say that it is not free to visit. . Do you need permission , or do you have to pay an entrance fee ?
    Cheers
    Billy

  2. Hi Billy,

    Most of the FLAK positions lie in a protected nature reserve in the Dunes, so that is basically off limits. However, you can visit W.N. 92 together with the Walzkörpersperre without any problems as it lies in a publicly admissible area. A walking trail leads up to the site.

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