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Luftwaffe station 'Nutria'.
2 x V229 radar bases.
6 x Vf2b Gruppe shelter.
11 x Vf58c Tobruk's.
1 x M123 Machinery bunker.
4 x L402 Emplacements for 2cm Flak guns.
2 x R622 twin Gruppe bunkers. under construction.
4 x 2cm Flak 30.
2 x Würzburg Riese Fu.SE 65.
1 x Freya Fu.MG 401 LZ
21./Luft.Nachr.Regt.54.

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Würzburg Riese Fu.SE 65.

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Freya Fu.MG 401 LZ.

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M123 Machinery bunker.

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Plan.

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Vf2b.

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L402.

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V229.

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This is the first view you get of two bunkers, the one on the right no problem. On its left now a garage and I have just noticed.

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Plan.

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Vf2b.

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Würzburg Riese Fu.SE 65.

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The two Vf2b's.
Vf2b was a Gruppe shelter a 1942 design of one room and a passage entrance acting as a sort of blast wall. Most have an escape hatch in one of the walls and a steel door (now removed ).

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L402 bunker for a 2cm Flak.

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2cm Flak 30.

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Vf2a.

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Vf2b Gruppe shelter.

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A nice small bunker that can accommodate a Gruppe of eight to twelve soldiers.

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Soldiers outside a small bunker.

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Vf2b

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The pigtail hooks to hold a camouflage nett.

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Camouflage nets being laid out on a bunker.

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Vf2b Gruppe shelter.

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Now a very nice garage.

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Plan.

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Vf2b plan.

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Vf58c Tobruk.

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There were eleven Tobruk's around the radar station. We found two.

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Tobruk plan.

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Tobruk and the M123 machinery bunker.

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M123 bunkers were for machinery, a generator for a searchlight (Unterstände für Maschinen und Scheinwerfer). Here it probably powered the three radars.

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Plan of an M123.

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A large generator.

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A large generator.

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M123 machinery bunker.

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Now an attempt to convert it into a house. I would buy it. But derelict at the moment.

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M123 machinery bunker.

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The door allows access from both sides.

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Plan.

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M123 machinery bunker.

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The two doors and central section.

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Plan.

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A large ,obile generator that could fit inside.

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Freya Fu.MG 401 LZ.

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I think the two Vf2b's here had a Freya radar setup on the hard stand between the two bunkers. The radar set placed on the concrete and wooden bulks of timber filling in the gap.

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Freya Fu.MG 401 LZ.

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Freya details.

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Two Luftwaffe sodeirs.

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Freya Fu.MG 401 LZ.

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A British intelligence drawing of a Frey radar.

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2 x Vf2b's Gruppe shelters.

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2 Vf2b's with a hard stand between the two.

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2 x Vf2b's & Freya Fu.MG 401 LZ.

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The Freya sat between the two bunkers with large wooden bulks of timber slotted into the recesses in the bunkers and filled with sand or small shingle.

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2 x Vf2b's Gruppe shelters.

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How the radars may have worked, picture taken form 'Luftnachrichten and the Reich's defense'.

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2 x Vf2b's Gruppe shelters.

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Chimney from a stove inside the bunker. It was used not just heating but also for cooking and drying ones cloths.

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Bunker stove.

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2 x Vf2b's Gruppe shelters.

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This is a small blast wall covering the entrance passage.

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Seen from above.

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2 x Vf2b's Gruppe shelters.

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The entrance passage

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Vf2b.

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2 x Vf2b's Gruppe shelters.

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Inside the bunker with the escape on the left, marks on the wall for bunk bed fittings and the outlet for the chimney.

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Bunker stove.

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Bunker beds.

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2 x Vf2b's Gruppe shelters.

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Escape door 414P9 type.

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2 x Vf2b's Gruppe shelters.

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Escape door 414P9 type.

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2 x Vf2b's Gruppe shelters.

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The escape running through the concrete wall.

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Plan of an escape.

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Looking into an escape and showing the shutters to close off the outside, they fitted into a slot seen on the main picture.

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2 x Vf2b's Gruppe shelters.

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Light switch recess.

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One type of light switch.

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2 x Vf2b's Gruppe shelters.

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Outside on the hard stand between the two bunkers. The passageway to the bunker, the escape on the left and a small square recess in the wall which I am very sorry I did not notice when we were there and the virtical slots for timber walls.

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2 x Vf2b's Gruppe shelters.

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The escape into the outside world.

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2 x Vf2b's Gruppe shelters.

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Notice the double set of slots, to me they may have been where large bulks of timber could be set between the bunkers. The two rows timber could have had sand or fine pebble infill to act as an armoured protection and can also be taken down to allow the radar to be removed and replaced.

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My interpretation.

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My plan showing the Freya radar sat on the hard standing and the timber walls.

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2 x Vf2b's Gruppe shelters.

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The passage through to the second bunker now sealed up.

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2 x Vf2b's Gruppe shelters.

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An odd lean-too??

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2 x Vf2b's Gruppe shelters.

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Heading back to the sea front and along the road west.

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Vf58c Tobruk.

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Now in a very nice garden, this Tobruk would have protected this part of Tu500 from the seaward side.

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Plan.

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Site of a V229 and its Würzburg Riese Fu.SE 65.

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The FuSE-65 Giant Würzburg radar was developed by the Telefunken Co., it was used to locate and track Allied aircraft & shipping (as a secondary use). A pair of Würzburg antennas were used together; one to track Allied aircraft and the second to guide German fighters with the help of the Freya set.

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Interior of a Würzburg receiving.

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This is the link to the HQ Luftwaffe for fighter direction.

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RAF Halifax heavy bomber.

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Fw190 German fighter.

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Giant Würzburg radar.

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V226 plinth for Giant Würzburg radar.

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L402 for 2cm Flak.

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An ammunition & crew bunker below and an open emplacement above for an AA 2cm Flak 30.

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L402 from above.

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Plan on an L402 with a large crew room and a smaller ammunition room.

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Side view of an L402.

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2cm Flak 30 on an L402 bunker.

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L402

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Side view with the flak position on the roof. The ladder wrungs had been cut off so no way on to the gun platform.

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Flak crew.

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2cm Flak 30 magazines.

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L402.

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??not sure what it is.

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Site of ??

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L402.

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Door to the crew and ammunition rooms and there would have been steps (steel wrungs) up the side of the bunker allowing access to the gun.

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Steel leader wrungs going up the side of a flak bunker.

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L402.

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Bunker entrance. Recess on the right for a light switch.

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Light switch.

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Plan.

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L402.

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The inside passage.

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Plan.

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434P01 armored door.

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L402.

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Details of the roof.

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L402.

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Passage to ammunition room.

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Possibly a 19P7 door fitted here.

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L402.

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Ammunition room.

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Plan.

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2cm boxes of ammunition.

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2cm magazines.

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L402.

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Air vents to allow the ammunition room to breath and a chimney for a stove to keep it warm.

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Bunker stove.

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L402.

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Crew room and escape.

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Crew room.

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L402.

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The way out and that man again 'Also in Red'.

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L402.

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Water reservoir.

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Plan.

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A very prominent building in its own grounds with the roof of a Vf2b just visible.

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Vf2b Gruppe bunker.

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The bunker behind the prominent house. There is another L402 in the green trees on the left.

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L402 now very nicely camouflaged.

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L402 plan from above.

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2cm Flak 30.

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Vf2b Gruppe shelter from behind.

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Plan.

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