November 11, 2014

Soviet Radar Station 613 РЛП

This was the first location on the latest tour I took together with my wife.
We had searched for potential locations before the trip and I was happy that once again, the first location of a tour was already a success.
We had to walk across some muddy fields, but then found the remains of the small military base.

In the 1960s, the Soviets built this radar station at the end of the village.
It was an outpost of the 40th Radio Brigade which was stationed in Wittstock.
There were many radar stations set up over the northern part of the German Democratic Republic. This brigade was tasked with observing and controlling the air space, collecting data and convey the information to the superior command posts in Wünstorf and Minsk.

This particular radar station was the 613th Radio Company and part of a group of four companies which were commanded by the 512th Radio Battalion.

Nothing much is left of the outpost - the living barracks, office building, garage and a bath house (!).

The area has been thoroughly stripped and has been used as an area for soft-air weapon events.

Here are the first couple of pictures.
If you can't wait for the second post, you can take a peek at the full gallery on my website.

Part 1 | Part 2

1 comment:

  1. RLP sieht idyllisch aus. Wie immer: beeindruckende Bilder!
    ps: lost/forbidden... der Unterschied macht was her! ;o)


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