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Austria's Cold War "Spatial Defence Zone" concept


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After the recent Swiss Army discussion I came across this series of articles in the Austrian Army's in-house webzine "Truppendienst" about the history of that countries "spatial defence zone" concept which lasted from around 1960 - 1995 that some may find of interest:

The concept included the use of many fixed defence zones using emplaced turrets from, amongst other things, M47's, Charioteers and lots from Centurions:

https://www.truppendienst.com/themen/beitraege/artikel/der-weg-zur-raumverteidigung-1/#page-1

https://www.truppendienst.com/themen/beitraege/artikel/der-weg-zur-raumverteidigung-2/#page-1

https://www.truppendienst.com/themen/beitraege/artikel/der-weg-zur-raumverteidigung-3/#page-1

and also how it would have applied to one particular zone (SZ35 near the Danube River).

https://www.truppendienst.com/themen/beitraege/artikel/das-entscheidende-gelaende-der-raumverteidigung/#page-1

https://www.truppendienst.com/themen/beitraege/artikel/das-entscheidende-gelaende-der-raumverteidigung-2/#page-1 

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