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Pillbox at Curzon Bridges (South) cropped.jpg
A specific type of military bunker. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: military
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Documented values: 8
Useful combination
Status: in use

A military=bunker node can have an additional bunker_type=* tag to specify the exact type of bunker it is. It can be a value from the table below, or some other appropriate value.

Core values

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
bunker_type bomb_shelter node area The bomb shelter are government-controlled places where civilians gather in case of bombing due to war.
서울시 민방위 대피시설.jpg
bunker_type command node area A reinforced structure used as a headquarter. For planning, tactics, directing troops and firepower. Often with living quarters and higher ranking officers. Sometimes equipped with observation-decks, periscopes and rangefinders. Not to be confused with the smaller observation post.
Batterie Heerenduin, Regelbau M 178 3.JPG
bunker_type flamethrower node area A reinforced structure used to operate a static flamethrower device.
German static flamethrower mine.jpg
bunker_type foxhole node area A reinforced structure, usually very small, used as a prepared firing position for one or two soldiers. Can be a standalone construction or a part of a trench.
A soldier from the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade, 7th Armoured Division, emerges from his foxhole armed with a PIAT, 28 December 1944. B13235.jpg
bunker_type garage node area A reinforced structure used to protect vehicles and other equipment.
Ofen PAK-Garage F 6101.jpg
bunker_type gun_emplacement node area A reinforced structure used to operate a field gun or heavy artillery.
Gun Emplacement - The Battery Tynemouth - - 503779.jpg
bunker_type hardened_aircraft_shelter node area A reinforced hangar to house and protect aircraft from damage.
Flugzeugbunker Oldenburg.JPG
bunker_type air_raid_shelter node area A reinforced structure for civilians to shelter in during air raids
Children outside air raid shelter, Gresford (20707033436).jpg
bunker_type medical node area A reinforced structure primarly used for medical treatment, like a dressing station or surgical theater.
British wwii operating theatre.jpg
bunker_type mg_nest node area A reinforced structure for a heavy machinegun with crew.
bunker_type mortar_position node area A reinforced structure for a mortar (indirect fire) with crew.
Mortar setup 160220-A-NC569-220.jpg
bunker_type munitions node area Indicates the position of a heavy concrete bunker structure to warehouse munitions.
Munitionsbunker Werl 2008 3.jpg
bunker_type nuclear node area A fallout shelter protects occupants from nuclear radiation. Fallout Shelter Sign.jpg
bunker_type observation node area A reinforced structure primarly used for observation and to direct firepower. Differs from a command post, usually a lot smaller and only operated by a few soldiers.
Salpa line bunker 326 observation cupola.jpg
bunker_type personnel_shelter node area A reinforced structure primarly used as living quarters and sheltering personnel.
Schron rb 502.jpg
bunker_type pillbox node area A small abandoned World War 2 gun emplacement.
Pillbox at Curzon Bridges (South) cropped.jpg
bunker_type submarine_pen node area A large costal structure used to shelter and dock submarines.
bunker_type technical node area A reinforced structure primarly used for operating and shelter technical installations. Example: Radar, power generators, communication centrals, searchlights.
An anti-aircraft searchlight and crew at the Royal Hospital at Chelsea in London, 17 April 1940. H1291.jpg
bunker_type tobruk node area A small bunker with a wide hole in the roof. Many variations were built by the axis during World War 2.
Tobruk Westwall Elmpt.jpg
bunker_type torpedo_launcher node area A reinforced costal structure used for operating a land-mounted torpedo launcher. Often referred to as a torpedo battery.
Torpedobatterie Nordlandet.jpg