Another part of Stützpunktgruppe Thyborøn in Denmark is the Radar Position at the north west side of the Danish town Thyborøn. This strongpoint is named Stützpunkt Lama.
In 1942 Luftwaffe established a radar station named Lama to the north of the German Army Coastal Batterie Thyborøn. Stützpunkt Lama was a Luftwaffe strongpoint with multiple radars of different kind together with a light anti-aircraft position.
Layout of Stützpunkt Lama with its Regelbau constructions
At Stützpunkt Lama different type of Regelbau type bunkers were constructed. The Regelbau 621 and R622 were bunkers used to house Luftwaffe personnel, 10 men in the R621, 20 men in the R622. There was a bunker with a 5 cm KwK anti-tank gun a bunker for search light equipment etc. The Luftwaffe bunkers were designated with a “L”. The Regelbau L241 was a Flak Untergruppen Kommando stand, Ugruko for short and was used a command center for the radar and housed a radar on top. The L409A and the L411A were 3,7 cm Flak gun bunkers with a L412A bunker as command center for the Flak positions.
At the north point is a VF bunker for sea mine control, from this small bunker the sea mines defending the harbor and strongpoints could be activated.
Types of radar used at Stützpunkt Lama
Different types of radar were used at Lama. There was early warning equipment, distance and height pin pointers and night fighter support.
1 x FuSE 65 – Würzburg-Riese (Werknummer R 19) – Radio transmitter-receiver device FuSE 65 with a range of 60-80 kilometers for searching distance and 50-60 km on bearing, in assistance of night fighter.
1 x FuSE 65 – Würzburg-Riese mit Gema Zusatz (Werknummer D 9) – The Gemma Zusatz seems the be the locator for the FuG 25a Erstling (firstborn), this apparatus differs friend from foe on the radar screen (IFF).
1 x FuMG 401C – Freya LZ (Werknummer 821/2265) – Named after the Norse goddess, early warning radar with a range of max 160 kilometers, this type could detect altitude without help from a Wurzburg radar.
1 x FuMG Freya on a bunker – standard Freya radar with a 120 kilometer range, all the Freya’s have the IFF readers.
1 x FuMG 450 Freya A/N – Freya radar with a 120 kilometer range
2 x Y-Peiler – distance measuring device
Park in front of the Sea War museum at Kystcentervej 11, 7680 Thyborøn, Denmark and Stützpunkt Lama is all around you.
Have a nice day at the beach and enjoy the museum and a coffee near the FL241 command bunker.