German observation and barrage balloons

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Postby Snautzer05 » 13 Feb 2012 12:51

From Signal dated 1942
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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Postby Sturm78 » 29 Mar 2012 14:30

Hi all,

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Postby Sturm78 » 19 May 2012 10:56

Hi all,

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Postby Sturm78 » 06 Jul 2012 11:31

Hi all,

Two nice images from Ebay:

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Postby Sturm78 » 06 Jul 2012 11:32

Hi all,

Two nice images from Ebay:

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Postby Clive Mortimore » 09 Jul 2012 20:15

After seeing Strum's photos of the observation balloon I went on an inter net search for more photos of German balloons. I came across this one, an ex French Zodiac Moto-Ballon MBZ-3.
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I found it on this site http://www.airships.narod.ru/germ_wwii/germ_air.html

I did some more searching and from the Noon Balloon, Spring 2008 edition I discovered that the French used them for observing the advancing German army in 1940. After the fall of France the Germans took them over and used them to patrol the lines of communication in the Ukranie.http://www.naval-airships.org/resources/Documents/tnb77.pdf

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Postby Sturm78 » 10 Jul 2012 11:49

Thanks for your information and links, Clive.

Very interesting. It is a very understudied topic :(

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Postby Sturm78 » 06 Aug 2012 13:01

Hi all,

Another image from Ebay:

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Postby Larrister » 09 Aug 2012 07:57

Wilhelmshaven Harbour.

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Postby AVV » 09 Aug 2012 08:04

Hello!
Larrister wrote:Wilhelmshaven Harbour.

Nice photos, thanks for sharing.
Any idea about the names of the ships?

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Postby Sturm78 » 10 Aug 2012 13:15

Hi all,

Barrage balloon:

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Postby photo-war » 27 Sep 2012 13:09

Hello all!

I hope you find this photo album interesting: Wehrmacht observation balloon unit on the Eastern Front:

http://photo-war.com/eng/archives/album2156.htm

And another one: Luftwaffe barrage balloon unit on Home front, there are some rare barrage kites photos as well:

http://photo-war.com/eng/archives/album2551.htm

Best regards,
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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Postby Sturm78 » 07 Oct 2012 12:04

Hi all,

German Beobachtungs Ballon :

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