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Luftwaffe and Marine Radarsites

Post by kstdk » 24 Jan 2004 21:21

I would like to invite you all to join in a survey of German Luftwaffe and Marine Radarsites.

You are all welcome to post any questions and / or informations on subjects: Radarstellungen, radartypes, equipment - so that we can build a source of informations of this subject.

I hope that many will contribute to this discussion.

I will start with a couple of pictures from Denmark. First of the Luftwaffe radar at Blåvand ( Büffel Stellung ) It is the V-174 near to the lighthouse in Blåvandshuk.
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Post by kstdk » 24 Jan 2004 21:29

Next - from the same site. The "Jagdleitbunker" L 487 Bertha which had the bunkernumber 73634 - 2550 m3 concrete - delivered 25.06.44
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Post by kstdk » 24 Jan 2004 22:19

The next picture is of a similar "Jagdleitbunker" L 487 in Søndervig.
As a difference to the other in Blåavand, which is above ground, this one is hidden in the dunes, and barely vilible. It is accesible through a entrance, of which one has to crawl in.

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Post by kstdk » 24 Jan 2004 22:22

Next, another radarbunker in Søndervig. The Luftwaffe site was named "Ringelnatter". This is a R 622 with a Würtzburg Riese on top.
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Post by kstdk » 24 Jan 2004 22:23

Next: Another Würtzburg Riese in Søndervig - "Ringelnatter"
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Post by Erik E » 24 Jan 2004 22:37

Impressive constructions Kurt!

Too bad, nothing like this was built in Norway!
However, still a few interesting places to see!
This L-480 "Unterstand für Wassermann S" located at Lista (Lister) was a part of the "Radarstellung Linde" It has a little touch of SK inside (As you see on the drawings) And an additional antenna mounting for unknown purpose is located at it`s front.
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Post by Erik E » 24 Jan 2004 22:46

This is a R 622 with a Würtzburg Riese on top.


Sounds familiar!
Here is a R 622 at MKB Fjell, also with emplacement for WR on top!
Is this a much used configuration?
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Post by Erik E » 25 Jan 2004 00:15

Parts of a remaining WR outside a museum in Stavanger, Norway:
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Post by Erik E » 25 Jan 2004 00:26

And a few more WR foundations from various coastal batteries in Norway:
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Post by Radar » 25 Jan 2004 10:40

The radar is still in it's original position. Location is Douvres in the Normandie with the code name "Distelfink"
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Post by Andy H » 25 Jan 2004 12:52

kstdk wrote:
First of the Luftwaffe radar at Blåvand ( Büffel Stellung ) It is the V-174 near to the lighthouse in Blåvandshuk.


It shows in the picture what looks like steel beams radiating from the tower. Did these beams support a wooden structure which has since disappeared or another function?

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Post by Dan Mouritzsen » 25 Jan 2004 13:43

Hi Andy

This is the Luftwaffe radar at Blåvand (Büffel Stellung) in 1945.

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Post by Andy H » 25 Jan 2004 14:23

Thanks Dan, I guess the elevated surround was removed during the post war scrap metal drive.

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Post by kstdk » 25 Jan 2004 15:26

Hey Erik and Dan

Nice to see you in this discussion. I will just post a couple more pictures. 2 pcs. of the V-174 radarbunker in Agger near Thyborøn.

I think this also is a nice bunker, but somewhat, i think the similar bunkers in Norway are very interesting. They are maybe similar in basic construction and use - but there is always a touch of "SK" = Sonderkonstruktion to them ?? That may have to do with the geografical, and nature in Norway. The germans had to make changes to the construction due to the harsh environment in Norway - or what ??

I will try to make a little historic entry, abuout the 3 sites that i have mentioned: Büffel at Blaavand, Ringelnatter at Houvig ( Søndervig ) and this site at Agger. A little bit about the units, equipment etc. etc. - but i will come back to that in later posting.

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Post by kstdk » 25 Jan 2004 15:28

Also V-174 in Agger - from another angle.
It has been like this for ages, so dont worry - it wont tip over !!!!
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