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Anti-tank bunker R667 with 50mm pedestal gun

Anti-tank bunker R667 with 50mm pedestal gun


Product Code: AT/R667+50
 

Price: 23.00


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This 28mm resin model is our representation of the R667 enfilade gun casemate for a Kwk 50mm anti-tank pedestal gun. This bunker comes complete with the Kwk50mm pedestal gun giving a discount over ordering it separately. It is not made up but is based on historical drawings and Urban Construct's own survey. The surface texture is of indented 'planks' some with grain, to represent the concrete pouring process which utilised wooden shuttering. This detail lends itself to quick and easy painting using a 'dry-brushing' technique. Flock can be added to the roof.

One of the most common types of defensive emplacements on the D Day beaches was the R667 gun casemate, armed with the captured French 50mmKwk pak anti-tank gun. This type of bunker was designed for enfilade fire with a 2metre thick wall protecting its embrasure from the sea. The gun in this bunker could control a beach exit. At Omaha beach there is one of these at the draw beach exit)at WN64; other beaches typically had a similar examples of this type of bunker.

Construction of this bunker was typical of the gun casemates found along the Normandy coast, basically a bunker design with an armoured personnel access door in the rear and a large embrasure in the front to permit a wide field of fire of almost 60 degrees. The protective basis was category B, meaning two metre thick concrete that offered protection from most army artillery and naval guns up to 200mm. These bunkers were essentially impervious to tank guns, except for the front embrasure and the rear armoured door. The bunker was designed to be enclosed with earth on both sides, while at the rear of the bunker, a protective concrete wall (included as part of the model) was erected to shield the rear armoured door. Generally, the roof was covered with earth for camouflage purposes. A total of examples of this type of bunker were constructed on the Atlantic War, mainly in early 1944.

Shown here, type R667 was located in many positions along the coast including at Omaha Beach where it was used to guard the draw with its 50mmKwk anti-tank gun. The first of this type was completed in March 1943 and was designed for enfilade fire with a 2metre thick wall protecting its embrasure from the sea. It was in fact nearly impossible to penetrate the concrete as it offered protection from naval guns up to 200mm. However, some destroyers sailed as close as 800m to the shore to get a direct shot through the embrasure, which is also how many were eventually knocked out by tanks.

This model comes complete with a removable roof and a side wall which was used to protect the open embrasure. The dimensions are 73mm high including roof,126mm wide, 130mm long plus side wall. The height inside in which a figure can stand is 39mm approx. and the internal dimensions of the fighting compartment are 62mm wide by 46mm front to back approx. the rear defensive corridor is suitable for up to 30mm bases.

Any figures shown in the photos are not included.

 
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