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    LEXX_Luthor's Avatar Senior Member
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    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://ww2airfronts.org/Theaters/eto.../hmso-bob.html
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    Lex do you know if a copy of that book can be bought?
    Looks interesting,
    Thanks,Ibis.
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    <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://ww2airfronts.org/Theaters/eto.../hmso-bob.html <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


    LOL. 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!
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    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.



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    <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.
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    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.
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    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 ).


    Ergo - we need LZ-130 in BOB

    * Gibbage starts throwing things at me for mentioning the dreaded Zeppelins
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