Stützpunkt Butts with Observation Post M2– Les Landes, Jersey, United Kingdom


Kriegsmarine MP 3 Naval observation seen from the M2 Fire Control bunker – Les Landes, Jersey United Kingdom

Defensive position Butts

Around the Marine Peilstand und Messtellung MP 3, Naval observation tower MP 3 lies Stützpunkt Butts on the Channel Island Jersey – United Kingdom. Two towers were needed to determine range, speed and give a fire solution to the coastal batteries and direct their gun fire towards the designated target. Stützpunkt Butts had two FL 242 Flak positions with 2 cm Oerlikon guns and an emplacement for a Freya radar, next to the Freya radar on the MP 3 observation tower. This Freya land-based Seetakt radar position was named Fu.M.O West, Funkmess Ortung or Radio-direction finder. The second observation post wasn’t a tower but a fortified lookout post, these post were designated with a “M” and a number. In Stützpunkt Butts the observation bunker was designated M2.

Map Stützpunkt Butts

Stützpunkt Butts – Les Landes, Jersey – United Kingdom – Courtesy Google Maps

M2 Observation bunker

Kriegsmarine MP 3 Naval observation seen from the M2 Fire Control bunker – Les Landes, Jersey United Kingdom
M2 Observation Post, Stützpunkt Butts – Les Landes, Jersey, United Kingdom
M2 Observation Post with Flak position South in the back, Stützpunkt Butts – Jersey, United Kingdom
M2 Observation Post seen from the Mp3 Observation tower – Stützpunkt Butts, Jersey, Channel Islands
M2 Observation Post, Stützpunkt Butts in a beautiful environment – Jersey, Channel Islands
M2 Observation Post lookout and close defense position, Stützpunkt Butts – Jersey, United Kingdom
M2 Observation Post lookout port and close defense position on the inside of the bunker – Stützpunkt Butts
M2 Observation Post view on the inside of the bunker – Stützpunkt Butts
M2 Fire control Bunker view from the inside of the bunker – Stützpunkt Butts
Kriegsmarine MP 3 Naval observation seen from the M2 Fire Control bunker – Les Landes, Jersey United Kingdom

Flak position South – FL 242 near the M2 Observation

Flak Position South, Fa 242 Anti-aircraft bunker, Stützpunkt Butts – Jersey, United Kingdom
Camera monitored Flak Position South, Fa 242 Anti-aircraft bunker, Stützpunkt Butts – Jersey, United Kingdom
Flak Position South, Fa 242 Anti-aircraft bunker, Stützpunkt Butts – Les Landes, Jersey, United Kingdom
Machin gun port at the Flak Position South, Fa 242 Anti-aircraft bunker, Stützpunkt Butts – Jersey
Flak Position South, Fa 242 Anti-aircraft bunker, Stützpunkt Butts – Jersey, Channel Islands

Flak position North – FL 242 near the MP 3 Kriegsmarine Peilstand Observation tower

Flak Position North, Fa 242 Anti-aircraft Bunker with Radar Position at the far right– Stützpunkt Butts – Jersey
Flak Position North, Fa 242 Anti-aircraft Bunker – Stützpunkt Butts – Jersey, United Kingdom
Machine gun defense inside the Flak Position North, Fa 242 Anti-aircraft Bunker – Stützpunkt Butts – Jersey
Flak Position North, Fa 242 Anti-aircraft Bunker – Stützpunkt Butts – Les Landes, Jersey, United Kingdom
Flak Position North, Fa 242 Anti-aircraft bunker and MP 3 Fire Control Bunker, Stützpunkt Butts – Jersey, Channel Islands

Land based Seetakt radar; Freya Radar Position

Freya Radar – Fu.M.O West, Stützpunkt Butts – Les Landes, Jersey, United Kingdom
Freya Radar – Fu.M.O West, Stützpunkt Butts – Les Landes, Jersey, United Kingdom

Visit

Stützpunkt Butts is easy to find, park the car on a parking near the observation tower and on both sides of the Marine Peilstand MP 3 you will spot the bunkers. Or use our little map.

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