RADAR before the war, not just in Germany and the UK?

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  1. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

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    Just found out that my country had RADAR in 1940 as well, independently developed from Germany and the UK, which is totally new to me. Seems like some of the equipment have been in operational use in May 1940 as well. Drawings reportedly have been brought to England.

    Source: MUSEUM WAALSDORP at TNO location The Hague/Waalsdorp

    I'm wondering if there were more such parallel developement of RADAR in other countries?
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    Interesting info, Marcel.
    Haven't heard on that before.
    Also Soviet Union had primitive radar operational in late 1939, called Rus-1, IIRC.

    And I cannot remember when Japan got its very promitive system in use, IIRC it worked like a trip wire or a trip "curtain". It only indicated than a/c crossed a line or in other words flew through the "curtain".

    Juha
     
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    BTW Marcel
    can you give the source to your message?

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    Marcel Well-Known Member

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    You're correct, I forgot. It's corrected.
    Very interesting is the book "Illusies en incidenten" about the LVA mobilisation, 1938-1940 which contains a section describing the RADAR. I found this website above while looking for pictures about this RADAR. Don't know if it was published in any other language, though.
     
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    Thanks a lot, Marcel!

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    Hi Marcel,

    your country get the RADAR allready in 1904...8)
    see please:
    Christian Hülsmeyer – Wikipedia
    "downstairs" you can find under the link "No.1" more information in english (pdf file)

    The "Telemobiloskop" from Christian Hülsmeyer could detect targets only in the direction without information about the range.


    stolpi


    ...sorry for bad english......
     
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    Keine problem, ich kan deutch ziemlich gut lesen.
    Sehr vielen Dank für diese information, denn ich habe nie dafon gehört.

    Thank you very much! a great find. This is totally new for me.
     
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    Hi Marcel. Very interesting and new!! All I can add is Robert Watson-Watt (a descendant of James Watt who invented the steam engine) and Arnold Wilkins demonstrated a working Radar set on February 26th 1935 and the world's first working radar system was in place and in commision by 1939 giving details of bearing height,speed,direction of travel and approx numbers.:)
     
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