FuMo 51 mammut and FuMo 303

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FuMo 51 mammut and FuMo 303

Postby patrick fleuridas » 12 Mar 2018 18:23

Hi,
How many soldiers in total for running a FuMo 51 mammut and for FuMo 303 ?
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Re: FuMo 51 mammut and FuMo 303

Postby SES » 13 Mar 2018 09:30

Hi Patrick,
I don't know about the FuMO 51, but for the FuMO 303 it was seven.
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Re: FuMo 51 mammut and FuMo 303

Postby patrick fleuridas » 13 Mar 2018 12:04

Hi SES,

Thank you for your answer. FuMo 51 is connected with L 480. Do you think I can based on bed found in the bunker ?
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Re: FuMo 51 mammut and FuMo 303

Postby SES » 13 Mar 2018 12:42

Hi Patrick,
My guess is that the number of beds would be for one shift. Which means that the total crew would be double the number of beds. Which L 480 are we talking about and how many beds did you find?
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Re: FuMo 51 mammut and FuMo 303

Postby SES » 13 Mar 2018 12:46

patrick fleuridas wrote:Hi SES,

Thank you for your answer. FuMo 51 is connected with L 480. Do you think I can based on bed found in the bunker ?
Patrick


A Mammut combined with a L 480 would be a sensation, don't you mean a L485?
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Re: FuMo 51 mammut and FuMo 303

Postby T. A. Gardner » 13 Mar 2018 17:36

Well, the actual operators for the radar consist of a crew of just a few men. There are two actual operation stations to run the radar, and I'd assume that there's an officer or NCO supervising, somebody to run the generator if you are running it off one, and maybe a messenger and phone talker to relay information up the chain of command.
But, these stations were heavily defended, particularly after the Bruneval raid. So, there'd be about a platoon of troops assigned for that purpose. For example the V413 bunker has two machinegun positions and two tobruks included. You'd also have to have some technicians in addition to the operators to repair and maintain the equipment.

I'd guess right off, somewhere around 40 to 50 men would be manning the station total.

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Re: FuMo 51 mammut and FuMo 303

Postby patrick fleuridas » 14 Mar 2018 15:14

Hi,

Thank you :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
It's L 485 of course !
T.A. Gardner, your answer are precious. Thank you.

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Re: FuMo 51 mammut and FuMo 303

Postby SES » 14 Mar 2018 17:27

Hi,
I just remembered that the answer could be found on my own WEB-site :oops: , please see:
http://www.gyges.dk/Flugmeldemess%20Stellungen%202.htm
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