Infantry blockhouse K-Ba-S 23 - Orlicke mountains, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 04.523 E 016° 40.999
33U E 620446 N 5548370
Quick Description: The ruins of the infantry blockhouse K-Ba-S 23 (code name "Teta").
Location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/22/2014 12:34:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMMY2A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
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Long Description:
The infantry blockhouse K-Ba-S 23 was part of part of the Bouda Artillery Fort. The Artillery fortification Bouda is a cultural monument of the Czech Republic and an integrated part of the extended system of fortifications built to defend the former Czechoslovakia during the second half of the 30s. It consists of five mighty bastions - three infantry blocks (K-Ba-S 21, K-Ba-S 23,K-Ba-S 24), one artillery block (K-Ba-S 22) and the entrance block (K-Ba-S 22a).

The plan of infantry blockhouse K-Ba-S 23 - "Teta"

The infantry block K-Ba-S 23(code name "Teta") with its crew of 19 soldiers had only weapons under armour. A heavy twin machine gun was mounted in a cupola a light machine gun for close defence was in a dome. The third dome was the main observation point of the artillery fortification Bouda and as well an important source of information for the whole fortification artillery of this fortified line around the valley of Králíky.

The parameters of K-Ba-S 23 Infantry block
Concreted: July 26-August 2,1937
Volume of concrete: 2,098 cubic meters
Materials consumed: 840 tons of special cement; 97,030 tons of steel reinforcement
Armament: 1 heavy twin machine gun, model 37; 1 light machine gun, model 26
Armored elements: 4 cupola for a heavy twin machine gun; 1 infantry cupola; 1 artillery observation cupola
Type: Ruin

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