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German action

German action, Fort Eben Emael, Specials

The Germans landed on the roof using gliders towed by the Junckers 52.

German action, Fort Eben Emael, Specials

The German airforce and some equipment. The "rabbit ears" are a SF 14 Gi.

German action, Fort Eben Emael, Specials

The paratroopers landed with gliders on the roof.

German action, Fort Eben Emael, Specials

The cupolas were attacked with a new weapon, the hollow shaped charge. This burns a small hole through the armour and blows the melted steel to the inside.

German action, Fort Eben Emael, Specials

Besides the 50 kilo version there was one of 12.5 kilogram. Regular charges were used to blow the doors.

German action, Fort Eben Emael, Specials

This is the result of a hollow shaped charge.