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stalkervision
08-20-2008, 12:15 PM
all you ever wanted to know about ww 2 radar systems! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

http://www.radarworld.org/germany.html

http://www.radarworld.org/images/scans/Wurtz7.jpg

stalkervision
08-20-2008, 12:15 PM
all you ever wanted to know about ww 2 radar systems! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

http://www.radarworld.org/germany.html

http://www.radarworld.org/images/scans/Wurtz7.jpg

Blottogg
08-20-2008, 08:08 PM
Good find, Stalker. Thanks for posting. Hopefully this stuff is being incorporated into SoW:BoB.

luftluuver
08-20-2008, 09:06 PM
Here is another good site on radar
http://www.radarpages.co.uk/index.htm

LEXX_Luthor
08-20-2008, 09:29 PM
And another...

~> http://www.vectorsite.net/ttwiz.html

stalkervision
08-20-2008, 09:58 PM
Some excellent sites here. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

your welcome Blottogg. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Blottogg
08-22-2008, 03:56 AM
Luftluuver, I haven't seen that one before, thanks. Lexx, you beat me to it. That's a great site too.

Turn-about is fair play. I found this site a while ago while doing some research to support my screenwriting delusions. More of an overview, but still interesting The History of Radar (http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/brunel/A591545)

I'm not completely ignorant about the inner workings of radar, but my knowledge is of more recent systems, so I've still got a way to go to get back to understanding these early systems. Frequencies in MHz, not GHz, az/el displayed as two lines on an early CRT, instead of a synthetic "B-scope" display, etc. Techno-geeky goodness.

Blutarski2004
08-22-2008, 05:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Blottogg:
Luftluuver, I haven't seen that one before, thanks. Lexx, you beat me to it. That's a great site too.

Turn-about is fair play. I found this site a while ago while doing some research to support my screenwriting delusions. More of an overview, but still interesting The History of Radar (http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/brunel/A591545)

I'm not completely ignorant about the inner workings of radar, but my knowledge is of more recent systems, so I've still got a way to go to get back to understanding these early systems. Frequencies in MHz, not GHz, az/el displayed as two lines on an early CRT, instead of a synthetic "B-scope" display, etc. Techno-geeky goodness. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


..... Blotto, I can recommend these sites:

http://earlyradiohistory.us/1963hw.htm

http://www.hnsa.org/doc/radar/part4.htm#pgMK3MK4-1

http://www.smecc.org/mcmahon's_radars!.htm

Blottogg
08-22-2008, 07:47 PM
Thanks Blutarski! Good stuff that I hadn't seen before. Looking at the various "A-scope" displays, I continue to be amazed that early operators could glean useful informantion from them, especially on a display with multiple targets. Imagine trying to vector a fighter to a target using nothing but one A-scope for range, and another for azimuth.

luftluuver
08-23-2008, 03:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Blottogg:
Thanks Blutarski! Good stuff that I hadn't seen before. Looking at the various "A-scope" displays, I continue to be amazed that early operators could glean useful informantion from them, especially on a display with multiple targets. Imagine trying to vector a fighter to a target using nothing but one A-scope for range, and another for azimuth. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
When I see requests for night fighters, I think ppl are expecting to use modern radar displays.

Nice links Blut. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Blutarski2004
08-23-2008, 05:40 AM
My pleasure, guys.

I happen to have been researching surface search and fire control radar performance in connection with the naval night battles in the Guadalcanal campaign, so the opportunity to pass along the site data was all very serendipitously timed.

From what I've gleaned, use of the A-Scope was rather an art form and the gaining the ultimate degree of performance from early radars depended a very great deal upon the skills of the operator.

M_Gunz
08-23-2008, 07:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Blottogg:
Thanks Blutarski! Good stuff that I hadn't seen before. Looking at the various "A-scope" displays, I continue to be amazed that early operators could glean useful informantion from them, especially on a display with multiple targets. Imagine trying to vector a fighter to a target using nothing but one A-scope for range, and another for azimuth. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not for spotting AC, ground spotting doppler units I've used have headphones and no scope.
I've even seen 'little' man-portable tripod mounted ones that ran on car batteries.

It's a whole nother world listening to things move!

luftluuver
08-23-2008, 07:16 AM
Doppler radar was around in WW2?

stalkervision
08-23-2008, 12:03 PM
More excellent radar info.

Luftwaffe operator displays

http://www.gyges.dk/operator_and_display_equipment.htm

http://www.gyges.dk/D-F%20Op%20pos.jpg


http://www.gyges.dk/W-R%20pre%20rz%203.jpg

more...

http://www.gyges.dk/WM%20Radartypes%20ny.htm


Here too!!

http://www.gyges.dk/fightercontrol_stations%204.htm