The Maginot Line - A misunderstood history

Cupolas

The iron icons of the Maginot Line
Observation/machine gun position
GFM model 1929 type A

GFM model 1929 type A This cast, armoured steel cupola, just like the B model, was used for...

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Observation/machine gun position
GFM model 1934 type B

GFM model 1934 type B The embrasures had a conical shape, able to withstand heavier impacts...

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Observation cupola
Type C

Type C The advantage of this cupola was that because of it's simplicity, it could be quickly ...

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Machine gun cupola
JM model 1930

JM model 1930 The rear was often encased in a concrete embankment, which provided...

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Anti-tank gun/machine gun cupola
AM model 1934

AM model 1934 This oval shaped cupola was placed 72 times only on New Fronts fortifications...

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Mortar cupola
LG model 1934

LG model 1934 The intention was to replace it with the 50mm mortar model 1935, which was...

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