Festung IJmuiden - V143 Radar Bunker (W.N. 63 "Mammut")
At Southwest of the of the village Wijk aan Zee is a German radar site located. A radar antennae of the type "Mammut" was mounted on the roof of a bunker type V143.
Two individual bunkers at the south and north of the V143 radar bunker served as shelter for marine personnel. The bunker at the north side is of the type Marine M151 and the one at the south side of the type Relgelbau 621. These bunkers were primarily used for housing marine personnel of the Artillerie Abteilung and Marine Funkmeßabteilung.
Nowadays, the V143 and M151 bunkers aren't accessible anymore. The fundaments of the "Mammut" radar on the roof of the V143 are still visible.
- Text: Kaj Metz
- Photos: Kaj Metz
Address and contactinformation
- De Zwaanstraat
Wijk aan Zee
- WWII grade:
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Point of interest
- Schnellboot Bunker "B"
- Festung IJmuiden - Küver 451a (W.N. 63 "Mammut")
- Torpedo Storage Bunker Bpt.77
- Plaque IJmuiden Sea and Habourmuseum
- Memorial 199 Resistance members Zuid-Kennemerland
- Remembrance Memorial Heemskerk