Wn 42 strongpoint – Atlantic wall in Normandy

German strongpoints in Normandy: Wn 42

Atlantic wall

Wn 42 is generally known as Stp 42. Its defense role is reinforced by the presence of a surveillance radar station served by the Kriegsmarine, the German navy. Located on the plateau of Arromanches-les-Bains, the Stp 42 includes an octagonal base for radar, various constructions for artillery pieces and shelters for the personnel.

Composition of the Wn 42 / Stp 42 strongpoint:

  • 1x Seeriese FuMO 214 radar
  • 3x  2 cm Flak 28 Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns
  • 1x 75 mm (FK 235 -b-) gun

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