Type 25 Pillbox

Type 25 Pillbox
Type 25 Pillbox

Key facts

  • Official designation: fw3/25
  • Internal measurement of 6ft (1.8m)
  • Shape: circular
  • Common name: Armco
  • Proof against rifle fire
  • For infantry using rifles and light automatics
  • Usually found with three rifle loops and a low entrance
  • Walls usually 12″ (30cms) thick and often shuttered in corrugated iron giving it a distinctive appearance
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An excellent surviving example of a Type 25 with rare detached and curved blastwall. This pillbox survives in Aldershot, Hampshire. Pic by Tim Denton
An excellent surviving example of a Type 25 with rare detached and curved blastwall.
This pillbox survives in Aldershot, Hampshire.
Pic by Tim Denton

Information obtained from pillbox typology part 4 in Loopholes journal of the PSG. With kind permission of Mike Osborne.

TYpe 25 plan
Plan of Type 25 Pillbox
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