Creator: Gesa Witt
Introduction: On the Belgian coast in Ostende the “Atlantik Wall Museum” has some World War II (WWII) weapons on outdoor display in the coastal dunes. Due to the constant exposure to the salty sea atmosphere and the abrasion by sand and wind the objects have suffered much corrosion and destruction. However, the Museum wants to keep the objects and continue to present them in the dunes, and therefore sought restoration work to try to preserve them in as original condition as possible for as long as possible, with the understanding that additional coatings would be needed to protect them in the harsh conditions. The two objects that will be discussed in this paper are an anti-aircraft gun and a searchlight.
Reference: Gesa Witt 2019, ‘Two ways of overcoating of World War II free-weathered weapons (an antiaircraft gun and a searchlight) for outdoor coastal display.’, Big Stuff 2019
|Witt, Gesa. (2019). Two ways of overcoating of World War II free-weathered weapons (an antiaircraft gun and a searchlight) for outdoor coastal display. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4087485|