Fleet Air Arm homing beacons

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    #3 cherry blossom, Jul 11, 2015
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    There was an independently developed USN system, YE-ZB, which is described at

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNW-8ly3p-g).

    The RN adopted the USN system, probably initially when HMS Victorious was USS Robin and other ships later (postwar?).

    There were pictures of the RN system in an earlier thread http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aviation/rn-carrier-homing-beacon-35429.html and there is some information elsewhere http://warships1discussionboards.yuku.com/topic/27936/Navigators-on-WWII-carrier-aircraft?page=.

    I couldn't find any Japanese system mentioned in the Reports of the U. S. Naval Technical Mission to Japan.

    ps. Although a Japanese homing system existed and was detected during the Battle of Coral Sea as the Wikipedia article on Coral Sea has “According to Prados (p. 309), the Japanese carriers' aircraft homing signals were detected by Yorktown* 's radio intelligence unit, led by Lieutenant Forrest R. Baird.” where Prados is Prados, John (1995). Combined Fleet Decoded: The Secret History of American Intelligence and the Japanese Navy in World War II, New York: Random House.
     
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