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  1. Flakscheinwerfer

    07 Jun 2017

    At night, Berlin first system defence was based mainly in the use of anti-aircraft searchlights (Flakscheinwerfer). Hundreds of them were positioned around- and in the city, and their task were to find and track enemy bombers, showing them to the anti-aircraft batteries at night [A German Flakscheinwerfer in


  2. THE DEFENCESAIR DETECTION (III)

    30 May 2017

    The Freya systems of the German early warning radars were highly successful, but they need another set to help in targeting air objectives Anti-aircraft targeting radars, or FuMG (from Funkmeßgerät, or radar) were not in service when the war broke out. From 1939, GEMA and Telefunken starting to develop…


  3. THE DEFENCESAIR DETECTION (II)

    29 May 2017

    RADAR was the acronym for Radio Detection And Ranging, with the first sets being tested by British and Germans at the same time during the early years of the 1900s Its combat debut was during Second World War. It was an invaluable air detection aid whenever bad weather, darkness…


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