Mysterious foundation from German radar

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Mysterious foundation from German radar

Post by Alkali » 14 Dec 2004 21:21

Hi All,

Who knows what German radar stood on such foundation ? Very near (only 18 m !!) is classic foundation from radar Wûrzburg-Riese.

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Post by SES » 14 Dec 2004 23:34

Hi AA-1 :) ,
The holes in the concrete resembles those used when one wants to insert wooden pegs. This could indicate that a wooden platform had been mounted on top. The only such combination I know is as shown on the attachment. It's a FuMG 74 Kulmbach. Problem is that iaw F.Trenkle it was never put into series production and never deployed operationally. Is the site you found it at possibly a research facility?
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Post by beaviso » 15 Dec 2004 02:46

In fact it is a well-known rocket testing facility, which probably used also a Mannheim-Riese to track fired missiles.

@SES -> A month ago I contacted some society of Cosel friends. They have some web site on its history, quite detailed, but none on figter control. Several days ago I finally received an answer saying that the subject is unfortunately unknown to them and that they will send me an e-mail address of a person who may know sth about this. Time will show.

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Post by Dan Mouritzsen » 15 Dec 2004 07:25

Hi

Have a look at http://www.gyges.dk and contact SES "the owner". If it has anything to do with a radar he knows it.

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Post by SES » 15 Dec 2004 09:32

Hi all,
With the additional information I've done a little more research. The Germans had a program going intended to issue command guidance signals (Leitlinien-Lenkprojekte) to modified V-2s. As Michal mentions Mannheim-Riese was involved under the name FuMG 75 Bamberg. These were mounted on a modified W-R foundation.
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Post by beaviso » 15 Dec 2004 13:59

Unfortunately, this specific rocket testing site, at Leba, is believed to have nothing in common with V-2.
Pls take a look at the bottom of http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... c&start=60
(some additional info and the same foundation)

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Post by SES » 15 Dec 2004 14:42

Hi friends
But we are getting closer. Rheintochter was part of a family of German SAM systems consisting of Schmetterling, Enzian and Rheintochter. All were guided by the Rheinland system. This system again used the Mannheim system with reflectors from Würzburg/Mannheim/Würzburg-Riese depending on the function of the piece of equipment. The Mannheim-Riese lacked the operators cabin, but it was mounted on a modified W-R foundation. So Bamberg is probably wrong; I think based on your latest information that Rheinland (Mannheim-Riese) in one of the derivatives could be the correct answer.
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Post by Alkali » 15 Dec 2004 19:46

Hi All,

SES, very thanks for informations. In fact cabin of operator was probably under radar. Internal niche has depth almost 3 metres, and width this 2,45 on 2,30 of metres.

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Post by SES » 15 Dec 2004 20:08

Hi,
INTERESTING construction, so it is actually a small bunker with a Geräte foundation on top.
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Re: Mysterious foundation from German radar

Post by CoVoX » 05 Jul 2021 22:55

Hi All,

In 1943, the research center of Telefunken company was transferred to the monastery in Lubiąż (Leubus).
Two experimental facilities were established near Lubiąż. The first one is in Gliniany, where two WR socles have been preserved, and the second one in Zagórzyce, with three socles for such radars.

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Re: Mysterious foundation from German radar

Post by CoVoX » 05 Jul 2021 23:07

In Zagórzyce, a mysterious foundation for German radar has been preserved.
Does anyone know, what radar could stand on this socle?

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