Rundfunksender auf Rädern, Soldierradio trucks

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Rundfunksender auf Rädern, Soldierradio trucks

Post by einheitsdiesel » 15 Apr 2011 09:03

Search for photos of the Mercedes-Benz LG3000 Radiotrucks of the German Reichspost, used by the Reichspost, Wehrmacht Luftwaffe WL and the Wehrmacht Heer WH.

Known under the names Soldatensender; Dora, Ida, Fritz, Heinrich, Martha, Lappland etc. the cars were used for the Langewelle and Mittelwelle radio.

Four of the cars are in Berlin in the museum for Technik (see the colour photo).

The trucks are different and not the same as the known Wehrmacht radiotrucks.
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Re: Rundfunksender auf Rädern, Soldierradio trucks

Post by fireindi64 » 15 Apr 2011 09:51

einheitsdiesel wrote:Search for photos of the Mercedes-Benz LG3000 Radiotrucks of the German Reichspost, used by the Reichspost, Wehrmacht Luftwaffe WL and the Wehrmacht Heer WH.

Known under the names Soldatensender; Dora, Ida, Fritz, Heinrich, Martha, Lappland etc. the cars were used for the Langewelle and Mittelwelle radio.

Four of the cars are in Berlin in the museum for Technik (see the colour photo).

The trucks are different and not the same as the known Wehrmacht radiotrucks.



Hello Hans

Do you visit that Museum? Ifound the pics 4 weeks ago in the www.

I think its unbelivable that 4 such special and old german Trucks survife since now 8O In one Museum 8O

best regards
Henning
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Re: Rundfunksender auf Rädern, Soldierradio trucks

Post by einheitsdiesel » 15 Apr 2011 10:14

Hi Henning,

No I have not visit the museum till today.

Here a photo that I have found on a other Forum from a Mercedes-Benz LG3000 Radiotruck, it is scrapped now.

On the cars in Berlin you can see that it is the H3E of the Sender Heinrich , third car... Endstufenwagen.

The car on your photo is the H5M means Sender Heinrich, car number 5.....Modulatorwagen.

kind regards Hans
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Re: Rundfunksender auf Rädern, Soldierradio trucks

Post by SIS 5 » 15 Apr 2011 15:13

Hello Hans,

here a photo of a Mercedes-Benz LG3000 trucks of the German Reichspost, not a radiotruck, but with a loudspeaker on the body (source: "Mercedes PKW und LKW 1935 - 1945" by Dr. Hans-Georg Mayer-Stein).

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Bert
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Re: Rundfunksender auf Rädern, Soldierradio trucks

Post by Shorty » 15 Apr 2011 19:30

See:
http://krg.htw-berlin.de/web/medien/pdf ... 755050.pdf

Further information:

LG 3000 Bj. 1938/39 Endstufenwagen
Das Fahrzeug wurde von der Reichspost als Teil eines mobilen Radiosenders in Auftrag gegeben.
Nach der Fertigstellung bei Gaubschat in Berlin wurde der Endstufenwagen von der Wehrmacht konfisziert und als "Soldatensender" an den Fronten des zweiten Weltkrieges eingesetzt. Nach Beendigung des Krieges fehlte den Amerikanern in Berlin ein eigener Radiosender, da sich dieser in der sowjetischen Besatzungszone befand. Man erinnerte sich der Kriegsbeute, übermalte die Wehrmachtssymbole und benutzte die vier Fahrzeuge als stationärer Sender. Bis 1987 wurden die vier Fahrzeuge als Notsender weiter betriebsbereit erhalten. Die Technik der Trägerfahrzeuge wurde dabei "vergessen". Die Restaurierung umfasste auch die Festigung, Kittung und Retusche der äußeren Lackoberflächen.

The surviving 4 vehicles were used by the American Army in Westberlin because of lack of a Radio Station( all Radio stations were located in the soviet Zone/East Berlin!). The vehicles served as emergency Radio station, therefore kept in operational conditions untill 1987.

Juergen Salzburg Austria

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Re: Rundfunksender auf Rädern, Soldierradio trucks

Post by fireindi64 » 16 Apr 2011 07:30

Hello

this is very interesting!!!
I think the difference between WH and Reichspost is the body. May be at the WH trucks the body and the cap are 2 pieces, at the Reichspost, body and cap are one. And to the WH trucks is the distance between cap-door and body-door smaller.
On pics we find a thin line between body and cap.

Is this idea right?

Best regards
Henning

ps
in this forum its a WH Radio truck..... I think

http://warrelics.eu/forum/germany-ww1-w ... ody-15882/
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Re: Rundfunksender auf Rädern, Soldierradio trucks

Post by einheitsdiesel » 16 Apr 2011 17:34

Hello Henning,

All the cars are delivered to the Reichspost, the both types with a body in one like the cars in Berlin but also the type of the photo with the cab with a little distance to the body.

The car on the photo with your red marking is the LG3000 of the Radiosender Lappland, on the doors the text L 11 A

It means L from the Sender Lappland, car number 11 and the A from Antennenabstimmittelwagen.

Only the "A" ( Antennenabstimmittelwagen ) cars have the cab with a seperate rearbody!

From the Antennenabstimmittelwagen there were three types, the difference was the rearpart of the body, it has one door, two doors or a canvas shutter.

All of the cars were ordered by the Reichspost, during the war they were used in Belgium, Italy, Russia, Norway, Germany, Poland etc.
They send not only the popular radiomusic like the programms of the Reichsender Berlin but they were also used to send "Funkfeuer" for the German Luftwaffe, than the complete Radiostation on wheels were under the command of the German Wehrmacht Luftwaffe and so the licencenumbers were changed from RP Reichspost to WL Wehrmacht Luftwaffe.
But wenn the complete Radiostation came under the command of the Wehrmacht they became the WH numbers on it.
By the cars in Berlin you can see that WH was painted on the mudgards also.

The Funkwagen of the Wehrmacht from the Heeres Nachrichtentruppe have not this kind of body!
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Re: Rundfunksender auf Rädern, Soldierradio trucks

Post by einheitsdiesel » 22 Jun 2011 06:29

from ebay
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Re: Rundfunksender auf Rädern, Soldierradio trucks

Post by einheitsdiesel » 09 Jul 2011 14:59

The cars of the Radiosender Martha in Mainflingen Germany!
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