Past military conflicts in Kinmen, the one-time frontline in defense of the main land of Taiwan and Penghu Archipelago, leave the Island much evidence of it. Defensive facilities and after-war memorials scattered around the island virtually turned the small land into a battlefields space, silently speaking of the pivotal role in once played ; meanwhile they now serve as convincing monuments powerfully pleading world peacefulness.

The remote Kinmen Island was at a disadvantage in military conflict. Luckily, its uplift structure composed of a composition of granite and granite gneiss enables underground construction. Starting from 1956, military stations and posts were first laid out beneath the ground, marking the beginning of the establishment of subterranean world. Since then, military facilities were progressively moved below ground through out the entire period of the odd-dated bombarding. Canals were built in 1963in Jhaishan(翟山)and Jiougong(九宮) to facilitate sealift supply. Cingtianing Hall(擎天廳)was subsequently constructed in 1962,followed by the accomplishment of the Granite Hospital and the Reception Hall a tunnel hotel, in 1978.Local resident were busy in constructing air defense basement in or hear their houses. From 1976 on ward,a series of project were aimed to bring a majority of village facilities underground, such as those in Cyonglin and Jincheng.

From a battlefield of Nationalist-Communist conflicts to political arena during Cold War and an isolated military output, Kinmen has its significance in the modern history .As flames or war have faded with time, what was left behind, however ,are sites and traces of the past, uttering the shattered old times and momeries of historic events.

M2A4 Bounding Anti-Personnel Mine
This anti-mine has a steel cylinder body, measuring 24.5 cm high, and 9.5 cm in diameter, and can rely on fuses to pull the ring for firing, or drag force exertion of enough pressure to send its explosive force 3 m high; for an effective kill radius of 10 meters.
M6A2 Tank Mine
This mine has a steel body, measuring 8.3 cm high, and 33.7 cm in diameter, generating sufficient pressure on the pressure plate to detonate mines, or caterpillar of light tanks, inflicting loss of mobility.
M3 fragmented Anti-Personnel Mine
The anti-mine has a rectangular iron body, measuring 22.1 cm high, and 8.9 cm wide, with ignition by standing to release the fuse to fire, or drag force exertion of enough pressure to detonate mines, it can be set on the ground or underground, with effective kill radiuses of 10 meters and 3 meters, respectively.
M14 Explosive Anti-Personnel Mine
This anti-mine device has a round plastic body, measuring 4 cm high, and 5.6 cm in diameter, with the pressure plate exerting enough pressure to detonate mines, with a dangerous explosive diameter extending 2.7 meters.
American M1Antiaircraft Guns, 4cm
An American version modeled on the Swedish Bofors 4cm diameter antiaircraft guns but 56.24 times larger, a good weapon of choice for shooting low level targets. In addition to air target firing of the gun, it can also effectively target ground and water shots, and is especially effective for skirmishers, light vehicles, field fortifications and warships. It has a rate of fire of 90 to 120 rounds / min, reaching a maximum deterrence at anywhere from 3500 to 5500 yards distance.
M48A3 "Patton-Ⅱ" Medium Tank
Mad by a US arsenal in Detroit, M483 Patton-II medium tank is themain force of the ROC army.Max speed: 48 kilometers per hour. Trench crossing: 2.59 merers.Fording depth:1.219 meters.

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