Douvres radar turned over in the storm

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Douvres radar turned over in the storm

Post by kstdk » 29 Mar 2016 23:41

Hello

It seems that the WR at Douvres has been blown down in the storm this weekend, any one knows more?

https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/climat- ... 1459269053

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Kurt
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Re: Douvres radar turned over in the storm

Post by SES » 30 Mar 2016 08:16

Hi,
During WW II it was not uncommon for German radars to be blown over in gale force winds. In the KM a procedure was established where the radars were turned sideways into the wind whenever strong winds were forecast.
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Re: Douvres radar turned over in the storm

Post by ErwinZ » 30 Mar 2016 11:31

For illustration the following excerpt is not about a Wurzburg but a Freya:
KTB Emden:
31-01-43 Die verbreiterten Antennen der Fu.M.G. (Flum) machen einen Einsatz der Geräte etwa ab Windstärke 5 unmöglich. Eine Erweiterung des Drahtmaschennetzes ist erforderlich, um den Druck des Windes zu verringern. Leistungsminderung ist durch Änderung der Maschenweite der Antenne nicht zu befürchten, wie Sachverständiger von Telefunken bestätigt.
1-02-43 Fu.M.G. (Flum) Nord und Südwest infolge orkanartigen Sturmes umgefallen und unklar.

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Re: Douvres radar turned over in the storm

Post by J-Feder-504 » 31 Mar 2016 10:16

Hi !
I cross my fingers and I hope they will decide to put it back in place ( intead of what ? Cut it with torch ? )

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Re: Douvres radar turned over in the storm

Post by Jihem » 03 Apr 2016 17:24

Some shots of the storm damage (photos = "Amis du Musée du Radar Douvres") :
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Despite that bad event, museum will open as usual to Public, on may 28th.
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Re: Douvres radar turned over in the storm

Post by kstdk » 03 Apr 2016 17:29

Hello

Thanks a lot for the pictures - it seems like it will not be impossible to repair the damages again - so not so bad after all.

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