German air-radars

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German air-radars

Post by Hector » 16 Oct 2002 16:51

I'm looking for all kind of information about German WWII air-radars;
Wurtzburger Riese , Freya and Wassermann.
I have found very litle on the net, only a few pictures.
I'm interested in organisation, equipment, manning, support, tactics, more pictures etc. etc.
Primarily on sites in Norway, but I guess statistics will be the same anywhere.

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German Air-Radars

Post by Robert Hurst » 17 Oct 2002 10:33

Hi Hector

I can't help you with anything at the moment, but I can suggest that you can try looking on the internet for the Schiffer Books website, because in their catalogue they have a book that deals with German WW II radars, such as the ones that you have mentioned in your post.

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Post by Robert Hurst » 18 Oct 2002 13:22

Hi Hector

The title of the book that I alluded to in yesterday's post is called 'Ground Radar Systems of the Luftwaffe 1939-1945, by Werner Muller.

This book is published by Schiffer Books. It can only be bought in Europe from Bushwood Books, 6 Marksbury Avenue, Kew Gardens, Surrey, TW9 4JF, UK.

Tel: 44 (0) 20 8393-8585
Fax: 44 (0) 20 8392-9876
E-mail: bushwd@aol.com

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Bob

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Post by Hector » 18 Oct 2002 15:33

Hi,
and thanks! Got via the net from US.
And you won't believe how many hits you get when you search for SCHIFFER on net. (Evere heard about Claudia .....) :lol:
Thanks again.

Hector

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Post by Erich » 18 Oct 2002 16:10

Hector :

What do you have at present ? There are several books in print other than Schiffer's attempts. Also 1/2 web-sites. Try this as one source.

http://www.funkbase.net

E

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Post by Scott Smith » 19 Oct 2002 06:14

The Schiffer book is available from Amazon to support this very site by clicking my link below:

CLICK! Image

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Post by Erik E » 19 Oct 2002 07:09

Würzburg site near Haugesund:
Note the "modified" socket to the right :)
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Post by Hector » 20 Oct 2002 13:54

Hi,

and you even got a piece of the antenna!
Do you know anything obout the history of the site?
Hav you checked the position with GPS?
You'll fin a positionlist on http://www.nuav.net , but so far, we don't get them to match exactly. We end up some hundrets meters away......

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Post by Erik E » 20 Oct 2002 14:07

Hallo!

These photos are still so new, that I havent got time to start researching the various areas......
I don`t have the GPS position, but I have a 100% location on a topografic map. During the last week in September, we visited a lot of coastal batteries and radar sites, including the Knickebein site at Nærbø!

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Post by Hector » 22 Oct 2002 12:07

Thank's to all of you for pictures and stuff.
I've found quite a lot about the radars itself, history etc, but I miss information about tactical deployment, closedefence, manning and so on. So I keep on begging; does anyone have anything on this?

One site I'm most interested in - as a starter - is the site at Tonsaasen, Norway. It has the standard deployment of 2 Wb R and 1 Freya.

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Post by Erik E » 23 Oct 2002 19:44

As for South-western Norway, the radar`s are placed inside the close defence of existing coastal-artillery batteries in allmost every occation......

EE

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