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Ruy Horta
06-20-2006, 11:01 AM
Didn't late war Mustang (amongst others) carry rear radar warning, which would warn a pilot if there was a bogey on his tail?

Ruy Horta
06-20-2006, 11:01 AM
Didn't late war Mustang (amongst others) carry rear radar warning, which would warn a pilot if there was a bogey on his tail?

berg417448
06-20-2006, 11:15 AM
http://www.duxfordradiosociety.org/restoration/conservedequip/aps13/aps13.html

Cockpit view of p-51 tail warning radar

http://www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/pages/01mstg12.html

Capt.LoneRanger
06-20-2006, 11:59 AM
Dunno about the P51, but ever noticed the little antennas on a P38's tail? They're RadarWarningReceivers.

Jungmann
06-20-2006, 01:43 PM
Didn't work that well and often not installed, IIRC. It was often triggered by a wingman, pain in the a**.

Cheers,

leitmotiv
06-20-2006, 08:03 PM
Best laid plans

horseback
06-20-2006, 09:34 PM
APS-13 was more properly termed 'rear warning radar'; radar warning systems are a completely different thing.

Rear warning radars are active units that tell you when another aircraft is approaching you from behind. It's actually a radar, transmitting & receiving its own signals aft of your aircraft. They may have a scope to give you a visual signal, or may simply generate an audio signal when a contact comes too close.

Radar warning receivers are simply passive units; receivers that can tell you if someone's radar beam is locked onto or passing over you, and the sophisticated types will tell you what kind, from which direction, and signal strength.

cheers

horseback