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Cointet-element
also called a Belgian Gate or C-element and has one more synonym

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  1. was a heavy steel fence of about three meters wide and two meters high, typically mounted on rollers, and used as an anti-tank obstacle

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 2, 2009
  2. the main barricade element of the Belgian KW-line, a tank barricade that was built between September 1939 and May 1940

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 2, 2009
  3. A total volume of 77.000 pieces was ordered by the Belgian Ministry of Defence and produced by 28 Belgian companies

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  4. A large number were installed on the KW-line between the village Koningshooikt and city Wavre to act as the main line of defence against a possible German armoured invasion through the heartland of Belgium

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 2, 2009
  5. The Cointet-elements were placed next to each other in a zigzag-line and connected with steel cables

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