Fliegerhorst Grove.







Part 2 c.


Ground defence areas and Flak positions 1943.


Heavy firepower against airborne landings was provided by Flak 8,5/8,8 cm in L 416As.

  L 416A.  
  L 416A from the back.   L 416A from the front.  

For a long time the type of armament in the bunker was in doubt.  The German sources states 8,8 cm Flak , but in a Danish report the guns are quoted as being 8,5/8,8 cm Flak M39 (r).

  8,8 cm  Flak M37 in a L 416A.   A L 416A at Grove.  Please note that the gun-mount is much further forward. The mount for the 8,5/8,8 cm gun is right underneath.  
  The front of the NE L 416A at Grove.   The gunmount in a L 416A at Grove.  Much further forward than indicated on the drawing above left.  
  Gun mount for 8,8 cm  Flak M37 on Sockel-Lafette.   Detail of the mount above. This mount mystified us for a long time, we could not correlate it with the 8,5/8,8 cm Flak M39 (r) and for very good reasons.  It is a mount for a  Lomholt 7,5 cm L/55.  These were used for ground defence at RDAF Station Karup right after the war.  

So we took a peak under the planks.  And lo and behold.  The Bettung depicted above was cast on top of the Bettung for the 8,5/8,8 cm Flak which was mounted on a Sockel Lafette.

  A 8,8 cm Flak M37.  © Kurt Stigaard.   A 8,5/8,8 cm Flak M39 (r).  This could easily be accommodated in the bunker at the position depicted above.  
  The mounting ring for a 8,5/8,8 cm Flak M39 (r) on Sockel Lafette.  © Paul Sedal.   The Sockel Lafette of a 8,5/8,8 cm Flak M39 (r). © Tønnes Schrøder.  
  3 D model by Mr. Anders Holt Jacobsen   You need Google SketchUp to view it.