zum Würzburg/Freya-Radar hier (leider in englisch) ein hochinformatives Interview
(bzgl Arbeits & Funktionsweise uvm).
Auch sehr lehrreich: die LW-AXIS die das Dt. Reich mit Rumänien hatte und heute kaum noch erwähnt wird.
This interview was taken by Victor Nitu and Claudiu Stumer in May 2002 in Bucharest.
Victor Nitu: Sir, you were a Bf-110 pilot. Please tell us how a mission went by.
Titus Axente: We took off from Otopeni airfield, from the concrete runaway. There were several Freya-Wurzburg (I think 7) across Romania. All had Roman names: Brutus, Tiberius etc. The command center was situated at Otopeni. They directed us to one of the stations. When we entered their designated area (the range was about 60 km) we wee guided by them to about 2 km from the target, where the onboard radar became effective. But we never entered in contact with the British.
Claudiu Stumer: Why?
Titus Axente: The ground radar operators were German and they preferred to guide their Germans, not us. Plus, the communications were in German, coded. Even more difficult.
Claudiu Stumer: What's your impression about the aircraft?
Titus Axente: It was a very good aircraft. We flew on the C and F versions. We learned to fly on the Bf-110C and only then we passed to the Fritz, which had radar. The Germans flew on the more advanced Gustav. The Bf-110C could do aerobatics, but limited. We were not allowed to do fast rolls or spins. Only slow rolls. I did not have any problems with this aircraft.
Victor Nitu: Can you tell us about the no visibility flight school?
Titus Axente: We started with a course of instrumental flying on the Fw-58 with a German instructor, Schumacher. Then came the radio-navigation course on the Do-17. This aircraft did not have double controls. The German was pretty nervous at the beginning, because he did not know me. But after a while we got along very well. It was a very good school.
Claudiu Stumer: You said the instructor was nervous. What do you mean by that?
Titus Axente: Bormann had flown many missions over London. He came to Romania to restand recuperate. He was very tense.
Claudiu Stumer: Bormann? What was his first name?