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Re: German radar images

Post by Sturm78 » 15 Apr 2018 09:35

Hi all,

A image from Ebay: Wurzburg radar

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Re: German radar images

Post by Fenix » 15 Apr 2018 13:15

Probably version Wurzburg C

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Re: German radar images

Post by factfndr54 » 17 Nov 2018 18:36

About #147 from Valtoro:
Looks like a AMES type 15 with IFF on top. This British equipment was also used by US forces.
Type 15 Mk II plus IFF Mk III.jpg
Source: https://www.blunham.com/Radar/SignalsMu ... Radars.pdf

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Re: German radar images

Post by T. A. Gardner » 18 Nov 2018 18:21

factfndr54 wrote:
17 Nov 2018 18:36
About #147 from Valtoro:
Looks like a AMES type 15 with IFF on top. This British equipment was also used by US forces.
Type 15 Mk II plus IFF Mk III.jpg
Source: https://www.blunham.com/Radar/SignalsMu ... Radars.pdf

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The US Army didn't use the AMES system. They used the MEW (Millimeter Early Warning) radar system with, typically, SCR 270 and SCR 268 radars for early warning.

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Re: German radar images

Post by factfndr54 » 18 Nov 2018 20:44

Dear Mr. Gardner,

My information comes from Radar Magazine.
Unfortunately I don't know the issue-number, most probably the year is 1945.
An article describes the combined use of US and British radar equipment by 555th Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion of the 9th TAC.

I will send you a copy of the pages.

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Re: German radar images

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Feb 2019 21:56

Hi all,

Two images from Ebay:

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Re: German radar images

Post by OpanaPointer » 04 Feb 2019 23:00

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Re: German radar images

Post by Sturm78 » 05 Mar 2019 22:35

Hi all,

Wurzburg radar:

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Re: German radar images

Post by Sturm78 » 23 Apr 2019 21:23

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. Flakturm

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Re: German radar images

Post by SES » 24 Apr 2019 10:27

Most unsual configuration, never seen before, thanks for sharing.
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Re: German radar images

Post by Sturm78 » 24 Apr 2019 20:22

Hi all,

Does somebody know how it is possible to differenciate between the different version of Wurzburg radar? (Wurzburg A, B, C, D)
I have seen different configurations of the dipoless on the large rounded antenna...Can this be a guide for distinguish between them ? :?

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Re: German radar images

Post by ChrisMAg2 » 25 Apr 2019 01:39

Sturm,

as a little help, I can offer this:

Ausf. "B" was only a special prototyp and did not see service or wide scale production.

Extereior differenciation:
Ausf. A had a fixed, non rotating dipol DS62 (the metal bar! ->see your post #158)
Ausf. C, D had a rotating dipol Ln20242 DA62, with or without additional fixed dipol facing the target. (->see your post #159)

Ausf. A, C were mounted on Anhänger A2, no plattform here.
Ausf. D was mounted on a special "Lafette " (gun carriage) with colapsable plattform.

As far as I know, all other details are minor and are basically refering to details in the electrical components.
Details are like, but not limited to, this:
Ausf. A had only a Oszillograph OSZ62, while Ausf. C, D, D1 - D4 had an additional "Anzeigegerät" Ln20241 (ANG62).
On A OSZ62 was the sole indicator, mounted to the right of BG62. On C OSZ62 was mounted on a rig above the BG62.
In D, D1 - D4 OSZ62 (above BG62) was replaced by EAG62.

All versions could operate with or without additional antennae, such as the UKW Dipol DE62, IFF etc.

There is a nice, short overview (in German) on FuSE62/ FuMG39T here:
http://www.atlantikwall.info/radar/technik/flakziel.htm
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Re: German radar images

Post by Sturm78 » 25 Apr 2019 19:23

Thanks a lot for your answer, ChrisMAg2.. :wink:

According to your information, here some variations of the Wurzburg A radar with different central dipoles:


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Re: German radar images

Post by Sturm78 » 25 Apr 2019 19:30

...and here different variations of Wurzburg C-D with different types of rotating dipoles:
It seems that the type of the image 3 is the most common

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Re: German radar images

Post by ChrisMAg2 » 26 Apr 2019 06:12

Sturm,
no objections from my side. You got it pretty much right. Congratulations. :thumbsup:
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