FORT AS EXPERIMENTAL PLAYGROUND
- During the occupation by the Germans the fort was
being used as an experimental playground.
- Wooden towers (12m high) were constructed on top of
the artillery turrets ; 30cm mortars were attached with the firing
mound aiming down. Different types of grenades were thus being fired at
the turrets' armour. The whole scenario was filmed with high speed
cameras in order to study the demolition effect on the steel armouring.
- Also, top secret experiments were carried out with
Röchling missiles, the results of which can clearly be seen in the
munition-dump of block B-south.
- Röchling missiles were extremely powerful and top
secret projectiles; they were being fired from a distance on a
parabolic path, thus achieving so much kinetic energy that they were
able to pierce through the 30 meters of protective layer to reach the
underground structure and explode in the core of the fort.
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