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Old 10-08-2017, 03:48 AM   #1
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Default Unknown antenna barnfind ardennes

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I found this antenne in an old barn in the Ardennes but i dont know it s use its about 140 cm long
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Old 10-08-2017, 04:47 AM   #3
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It is a "Stabantenne 1.4m". As a vehicle antenna it was used with the Fu7 set (Ukw.d1 + 20 W.S.d), the Funksprech.a/d and in some cases the Fusprech.f. It could also be used with stationary sets such as the 15 W.S.E.b and the 20 W.S.b1 sound ranging set.

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Thx funksammeler
Was it also used on armoured vehicles ?
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That late in the war it was used less and less on armoured vehicles. This particular antenna fits the larger Antennefuß 1 with 24 mm diameter base. Most late war half tracks were fitted with the smaller Antennefuß 2 for their Fusprech.f antenna. Very few "Befehlspanzer" with Fu7 set would have been used and most Panzerspähwagen would have switched to the Fusprech.f at that stage. Also the Panzerjäger at that time would primarily have been fitted with a Fu5 set. That leaves perhaps some self propelled artillery pieces still fitted with the Fusprech d.

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Old 10-08-2017, 05:55 AM   #7
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Hello Stef,

Nice find. Was about to reply, but FS is always faster and his answers being fully detailed, I have nothing to add.
I was just wondering if it could be used with the FuG 10 setup you see in some ground or vehicle installations.

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Again at this late stage in the war, the Flivo setup with the FuG10 would rarely be seen as most of the bomber fleet had been grounded. The short antenna could potentially have been used with specialist Luftwaffe VHF ground to air sets such as the 20 W.S.g + Ukw.E.g (works with the Fug 16 zy fitted to fighter bomber aircraft) or Fu 5 (Luft) (works with the FuG 16 zs fitted to ground attack aircraft).

The Luftwaffe certainly attempted to play a role in the Ardennes offensive, planning to gain local air superiority by launching operation Bodenplatte. Ultimately they failed in their attempt but it is quite likely that the Luftwaffe mobilised ground to air control units to support the offensive.

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