Type 27 Pillbox

Key facts

  • Official designation: fw3/27
  • Shape: Octagonal
  • Central Light Anti Aircraft or observation well
  • Octagonal pillbox with sides of 11ft 7 inches (3.5m) with a porch on one side to protect the entrance
  • Open well in centre is reached through double steel doors in the inner wall about 3ft (0.9m) above the ground and reached by iron rungs set into the wall.
  • The central well is served either as a light anti-aircraft position or for observation.
  • Often a timber post and pin would carry the LAA gun

Plan Andrew Gardener. Scale bar in feet

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