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Offline Clipper996

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FuG 218 Radar Display
« on: December 06, 2016, 03:06:46 am »
How did the FuG 218 (as used in Me 262 for example) display information?

I figured out the FuG 202 and FuG 220 display, but what confuses me about the FuG 218 is the presence of only one display.

Was there a switch that could change from azimuth to elevation or range, or was it something else?

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Re: FuG 218 Radar Display
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2016, 08:55:38 am »
Clipper,

in Fritz Trenkle's books you will find several photos regarding the functioning of the FuG 218 display tube. Let me see if I can post a picture.

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Re: FuG 218 Radar Display
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 09:49:12 am »
Thanks in advance.

Do you have any idea where that book could be found (Die deutschen Funkme▀verfahren bis 1945)?It doesn't seem to be published anymore, and shipping a second hand from across the ocean isn't really an option for me.

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Re: FuG 218 Radar Display
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2016, 12:03:14 pm »
Yes, that's the book. Highly recommendable. I think chances are better if you look for sources in Germany or Austria. Btw, shipping a book from Europe to the US and vice verse is a matter of days.

https://www.amazon.de/Die-deutschen-Funkmessverfahren-bis-1945/dp/3879436681

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Re: FuG 218 Radar Display
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2016, 03:03:33 am »
I had a look in Trenkle┤s book.

For single seat fighters in the FuG 218 essentially the same single tube display was used as in the FuG 217 . There was a knob in the steering stick to switch from azimuth to elevation; the letters L/R (left/right) and H/T (hoch/tief = high/low) were illuminated at the display in the particular mode. There were prototype single tube displays where both informations were displayed simultaneously with a timeline from low left to high right on the display (target echoes were displayed in starform dependent on the distance to the target).

Hope this helps.