carrier planes radar

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  1. maxs75

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    Hi,
    following the thread about radar equipped firefly, I'd like to know about radars aboard carrier planes of Japanese and US Navies. Ate the beginning of the war none had radar, but USN started to use ASB at the end of 1942, at first with SBD-4 Dauntless and TBF-1C Avenger.
    Did some ASB (or other types of) radar planes took part in the carrier battles of the end of 1942 (Santa Cruz, maybe eastern solomons)?

    In mid 1944, at the time of the battle of Philippine Sea, I believe that many US planes were radar equipped. For sure Hellcat and Corsair night fighters had AIA radars, while the day fighters had not. But what about the attack planes? Did they still have the ASB? The type aboard US carriers were SBD-5, SB2C-1C and TBF/TBM-1C or TBM-1. AFAIK the more powerful ASD and ASH were not fitted in those models. Is it correct?

    And were all the SBD-4/-5/-6 equipped with ASB, or only part of them?
    Were all SB2C radar equipped? The -3E/-4E with ASH, all other with ASB?
    And what about TBF/TBM-1C?

    Thank you in advance
    Max
     
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