German observation and barrage balloons

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Post by Sturm78 » 25 May 2021 21:19

Hi all,

An image from Ebay:

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Jul 2021 17:16

Hi all,

An WWI-era balloon. German ??

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Post by Sturm78 » 28 Jul 2021 15:35

Nobody for my last image ?

Well, here another image from Ebay

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Post by Sturm78 » 27 Oct 2021 13:57

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Jan 2022 23:03

Hi all,

An image from Ebay:

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Post by Sheldrake » 11 Jan 2022 15:15

Lots of interesting pictures, for anyone with a passion for lighter than air military craft, but more questions than answers.

Balloon barrages were to deter low level attacks and were a passive element of the air defence of many nations. There is quite a lot of information about air defence balloons. More about the British and the German. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Balloon_Command
https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/2016/ ... hp?t=58803

Observation balloons were a feature of the battlefields of the first world war, but much less common in land battles of the second world war. In the First World war Britain's Royal Flying Corps included a balloon wing within each Brigade https://www.westernfrontassociation.com ... loonatics/ The RAF gave a low priority to army co-operation and observation balloons were discontinued in British service after the end of the first world war.

Can anyone post any information about the organisation and use of German observation balloons.

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Post by Sheldrake » 11 Jan 2022 15:17

Sturm78 wrote:
28 Jul 2021 15:35
Nobody for my last image ?

Well, here another image from Ebay

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Post #92 was a Parseval-Sigsfeld "Drachen" Called "sausages" by the British - hence a launch site giving its name to Sausage valley on the Somme, and near to it by the logic of British humour "Mash Valley."
http://thebignote.com/wp-content/upload ... ch-Map.jpg

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Re: German observation and barrage balloons

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Jan 2022 22:10

Sheldrake wrote
Post #92 was a Parseval-Sigsfeld "Drachen" Called "sausages" by the British - hence a launch site giving its name to Sausage valley on the Somme, and near to it by the logic of British humour "Mash Valley."
http://thebignote.com/wp-content/upload ... ch-Map.jpg
Thank you very much for your answer, Sheldrake

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