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Little Known/Early Radars

Maury Markowitz

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Where did they put the antenna?! I know it was a slightly smaller dish than the AGLT, but not that small.
 

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Is it technically feasable to radiate through the propeller disc?

Afaik early Fairey Fireflies had their podded radar unit inluding the dish antenna centrally under the fuselage behind the propeller arc. I do not know if this arrangement lead to a performance penalty for the radar.
 

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Is it technically feasable to radiate through the propeller disc?

Afaik early Fairey Fireflies had their podded radar unit inluding the dish antenna centrally under the fuselage behind the propeller arc. I do not know if this arrangement lead to a performance penalty for the radar.
If you have relatively small antenna (which many were in times of props) and have it placed under/over rotor, you can theoretically synchronyse it with blades (same as with MGs). But that would take some effort and should be looked at specific radars with their pulse lenght/frequency. With CW radars... That won't be too handy imo.
 

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Would not the returning signals be partially blocked by the advancing propblade? Of course a short pulse length could help. Would be interesting to know how Fairey did it.
 
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