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"Drachenzähne" of Westwall - Aachen Urban Region, NRW, DE
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard
N 50° 50.464 E 006° 04.029
32U E 293519 N 5636250
Quick Description: The "Drachenzähne" or Dragon's teeth are tank obstacles which are part of the german "Westwall" in WW II.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 7/2/2017 10:16:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMW2PA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ištván
Views: 12

Long Description:
In this place, a monument informs you over the history of the "Siegfried Linie" and this special obstacles.

Dragon's teeth (German: Drachenzähne) are square-pyramidal fortifications of reinforced concrete first used during the Second World War to impede the movement of tanks and mechanised infantry. The idea was to slow down and channel tanks into killing zones where they could easily be disposed of by anti-tank weapons.

They were employed extensively, particularly on the Siegfried Line.

Typically, each "tooth" was 90 to 120 cm (3 to 4 ft) tall depending on the precise model.

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