Friday, June 22, 2012

Jun

22

1942

Luftwaffe upgrades Reich air defence system

As part of its revitalised defences against bombers Germany was now building 'Flak towers' - massive concrete structures upon which anti aircraft guns were placed.

In front of this map there is another raised platform, equipped with a complicated arrangement of microphones and switches. From here every single fighter formation can be directed by ground-control officers individually by ultra-short-wave radio telephone. A glance at the map is all that is required to obtain a complete picture of the changing situation at any given moment.