Drone footage of a massive star fort

Fort Bourtange is a 16th-century star fort that is now a museum. This drone footage captures the scope of the spectacular engineering feat.

Lots of other information about the fort on their official site.

Bourtange in Groningen Filmed with DJI Phantom Drone (YouTube / HD-PP)

Image: Wikimedia Commons

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  1. Oh no. How do you make a 72 degree angle in Minecraft?

  2. Yo Dog; I herd you like enfilade fire; so I basically kept putting bastions in your bastions until it ended up looking like a particularly militaristic fractal...

  3. That's not a star fort.

  4. For those who aren't military architecture buffs, the star fort developed in response to artillery that could level the walls of medieval castles. The idea was not to build high, but low, and defend the base of the walls with glacis, berms that could prevent artillery from firing low and bringing down the walls.

    Fort McHenry in Baltimore, site of "The Star Spangled Banner", is a pretty cool star fort.

    The Statue of Liberty sits in the middle of Fort Wood, built before the War of 1812. There's a number of other star forts that defended NYC.

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