Category: luftwaffe

An Fw-190 undergoing some TLC.

An Fw-190 undergoing some TLC.

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Ju-87 Stuka

Ju-87 Stuka

THE DEFENCES –  AIR DETECTION. Part 6The first radar unit…

THE DEFENCES –  AIR DETECTION. Part 6

The first radar unit developed by GEMA in 1937 was the “Panorama”

or Plan Position Indicator (PPI) display radar, built in 1941 at
Tremmen near Berlin (40 km west of the city) at a cost of 500,000 Reich
Marks (RM). The 20 m large antenna is located in the top of

 the concrete tower and it rotates through 360 deg. at 6 rpm. Range is 120-300 km.

The radar display station is located in the base of the tower and a
PPI display. The tower was linked by landline to the headquarters of the
1st Flak Division in the Zoo Turm.

The site was blown up after the war
by the Russians. 

[A view atop of the Panorama Turm with its 20 m long beam equipped with 16 dipoles.]

[Photos: Foedrowitz, M. The Flak Towers. Berlin, 2007.] 

German Luftwaffe ME-109 by the cliffs of Dover. #war #history…

German Luftwaffe ME-109 by the cliffs of Dover. #war #history #ww2 #vintage #dover #england #uk #germany #vintage #plane #me109 #luftwaffe

Crashed Bf-109 during the Battle of Britain.

Crashed Bf-109 during the Battle of Britain.

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Perhaps ungainly in the moment of this photo, but a sleek and…

Perhaps ungainly in the moment of this photo, but a sleek and beautiful warbird when in flight.

Bf-109