SCR-270/SCR-271 Radar

February 23, 2019 PE Matt 0

Following the May 1937 tests of the SCR-268 searchlight-control radar, the US Army expressed an interest in obtaining an early warning air search radar with much longer range. A US Army Signal Corps Laboratories team, […]

SCR-268 Radar

November 29, 2017 PE Matt 0

The US Army Signal Corps was increasingly interested in radar during the late 1930s. This new technology offered to solve a number of problems, including simplifying the problem of finding enemy aircraft and directing searchlights […]

ASE-equipped PBY Catalina

ASV Mark II / ASE Radar

October 26, 2017 PE Matt 0

Dr Edward Bowen, leading the airborne radar group of the Royal Aircraft Establishment in Britain, started a project to improve on the ASV (for “air to surface vessel”) Mark I radar, which had been hastily […]

CXAM Air Search Radar

March 24, 2017 PE Matt 0

During the early 1920s many radio operators had noticed unusual phenomena when large metal objects like ships or aircraft passed between a radio transmitter and receiver. Gradually scientists realised that this was due to radio […]