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LEXX_Luthor
11-06-2004, 10:25 PM
JaVA_Nijssie posted this website at netwing.

Czech it out...the website has a long Brit writeup of BoB datad 1941.

No radar, still Secret, just "ground observers" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

~~> http://ww2airfronts.org/Theaters/eto/hmso-bob/hmso-bob.html

WTE_Ibis
11-07-2004, 04:57 AM
Lex do you know if a copy of that book can be bought?
Looks interesting,
Thanks,Ibis.

Dunkelgrun
11-07-2004, 08:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LEXX_Luthor:
JaVA_Nijssie posted this website at netwing.

Czech it out...the website has a long Brit writeup of BoB datad 1941.

No radar, still Secret, just "ground observers" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

~~> http://ww2airfronts.org/Theaters/eto/hmso-bob/hmso-bob.html <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


LOL. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Wonder who they thought they were fooling? The Germans had radar of their own and must have worked out what those bloody great masts were for by 1941.
I suspect that the only people they were trying to keep in the dark were the great British public, and I don't suppose that it worked very well!

Cheers!

Viking-S
11-07-2004, 01:03 PM
They all suspected and a lot of rumours where spread. The development of RDF (RADAR) and the rest of BoB are well described in A. Wards book €œThe battle of Britain A nation alone€ ISBN 1 85152 653 6.

To lazy to write all this so here is a photo sample of the book and the world€s first electronic espionage.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v125/F16_fatboy/PICT0038.jpg

Hurribomber
11-08-2004, 06:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WTE_Ibis:
Lex do you know if a copy of that book can be bought?
Looks interesting,
Thanks,Ibis. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, I ordered it about 3 years ago from HMSO for 2.95.

Salfordian
11-08-2004, 08:25 AM
Speaking of the 'secret weapon', I remember watching an old spitfire documentary presented by Raymond Baxter. It mentioned how in the '30s a high ranking Luftwaffe officer visiting the UK shocked officials by asking how there experiments were going into the radio detection of aircraft!

Well kept secret.

Rola.
11-08-2004, 08:38 AM
LZ-130 was called, in fact, "Graf Zeppelin II", because there used to be another airship with this name: LZ-127.
"Graf Zeppelin II" was a twin of the infamous LZ-129 "Hindenburg", but it was using safer gas, helium, imported from USA.

Although this airship was officially made to carry passengers, it was used for espionage:
-- the above mentioned test of those mysterious British towers (4 trips, May-August 1939, German crewmen could only pick up static with their equipment, so these towers were considered a comms network, and not a radar station - dr Robert Percy confirmed this story after the war)
-- earlier trips over Polish border (Sudetenland and Baltic coast, where it was intercepted by R-XIII hydroplane http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif ).
http://sabaoth.infoserve.pl/danzig-online/post/danzig/d22.jpg

Ergo - we need LZ-130 in BOB http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

* Gibbage starts throwing things at me for mentioning the dreaded Zeppelins http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif