"combat television" ?

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"combat television" ?

Post by K-9 » 19 Jul 2004 10:15

Found this image on a google search. The title implies it was used during WW2. As the text says, it was some kind of TV circuit used to provide real-time combat images a couple of miles behind the frontline. As the website hosting this image does not provide a lot of informations, I ask you: was such a TV-system used by tha allies in WW2 in actual combat? If so, when and where? And what were the results?


http://www.earlytelevision.org/blitzkriegtv.html
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Re: "combat television" ?

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 03 Mar 2021 03:54

Thought I'd resurface this post since it never received a answer, and its a interesting question. Television had emerged in the 1930s on the lab bench, and some experiments with broadcasting in New York. Beyond that experiment by the Army is relatively unknown.

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Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 04 Mar 2021 03:05

Post ww2 uniform and since FM was not in use until really 1940 and invente djus t afew years befor ethat i say the artcle and authos r did not do hiw
and thew artcle states it was a wargames manuvours in the states and not in battle ove rin eorope
pardon the spelling but some thing is happening to me mentally..

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Post by Richard Anderson » 04 Mar 2021 03:53

https://history.army.mil/html/books/010 ... 0-16-1.pdf search television. There was a lot of experimentation. Later, of course, the Army Air Force and Navy tested TV guided bombs.
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Post by Natter » 04 Mar 2021 03:54

Mark in Cleveland wrote:Post ww2 uniform and since FM was not in use until really 1940 and invente djus t afew years befor ethat i say the artcle and authos r did not do hiw
and thew artcle states it was a wargames manuvours in the states and not in battle ove rin eorope
Well, it was published in the magazine "Radio News" december 1940 edition, so obviously not post-war (the full article covers 4 pages).
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