The type 22 pillbox is a regular hexagon in plan with an embrasure in five of the sides and an entrance in the other. The embrasures are suitable for rifles or light machine guns. Some have a low entrance that allows an extra embrasure above. Each wall is about 6 feet (1.8 m) long and it was generally built to the bullet proof standard of 12 inches (30 cm) thick, although shellproof versions with walls around 40 inches (1.0 m) thick were also built such as the granite and concrete examples on the Cowie Line in Kincardineshire and along the upper Thames in Oxfordshire. Internally there is a Y- or T-shaped anti-ricochet wall (the top of the Y/T nearest the entrance); the internal wall also helps support the roof.
The type 22 is the second most common pillbox type with 1,347 recorded as being extant. It is easily confused with the common type 24, which is an irregular hexagon and the less common octagonal
This is an easy to assemble MDF terrain piece for 28mm games. Part of our Operation Sea Lion British 28mm range. This kit is perfect for World War Two miniature games such as Bolt Action, Combat Patrol and Chain of Command and is particularly useful for use in Campaign: Sealion, the Warlord Games Bolt Action supplement released on 18th May 2017.
Model in photograph has been assembled and textured with sand then painted.