Würzburg Riese (Giant) radar
Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||1 875 Hz|
|pulsewidth (τ):||1 µs|
|instrumented range:||50 … 70 km|
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The Würzburg Giant (FunkMeßGerät 65, FuMG65) was a radar development in Germany during World War 2. It is a fixed version of the Würzburg radar with a larger antenna and with a reflector diameter of 7.5 meters.
In Greding (on the A9 Autobahn in Franconia) on the Kalvarienberg there is still such a device! Also the German Air Force Museum in Berlin Gatow exhibits a Würzburg Giant. The following photos were taken at the Bundeswehr's Kalvarienberg base in Greding. This well preserved specimen still served well after WW2. The transmitter, however, is no longer in its original condition. It was modified in the post-war period and tuned to a frequency of 2.8 GHz. With these settings, ranges of 600 km were achieved.
Picture gallery of the Würzburg Giant
Picture 2 to 5: Würzburg Giant as a static display on the Kalvarienberg (Greding), © 2002 Christian Wolff