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This bunker houses three large diesel-engines, which could provide the bunkers with emergency electric power during times of war. Under wartime conditions, the crew of the engine room bunker consisted of 16 men, including soldiers for the close-range defence. The narrow staircase leads to a machinegun position which, together with several well camouflaged fox-holes, served as close-range defence.  On your left is the entrance to the bunker through an armour-plated door. If you walk straight on, you enter the engine-room through a small corridor. Three large engines have been installed here and it smells of diesel-oil. All three engines are in working condition and are started-up at regular intervals. Every year, in the middle of June, the three engines run with a deafening noise. The two engines with the blank flywheels are B&W 56 HK diesels. Each drives a Thrige-Titan 380V generator. The third is an American-built UD-24 generator unit, built by International Harvester. Furthermore you see a crane, spare parts, several gauges and storage tanks for diesel-oil.

The room next door is a workshop for the maintenance of the engines and other equipment of the fortress. There is a lathe and all kinds of tools. The old-fashioned radio provided some music to work by. A ventilation-room and a storage-room are to be found behind the workshop, but they are not open to the public. There also used to be an engine-bunker North, which was an integral part of the former Langelandsfort, but today that bunker is out-of-bounds for the public because it is a part of the radar station that still surveys the Danish waterways of the Danish armed forces

 
     
     
   
     
   
     
 

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