Naval radar on board at the start of the war

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Naval radar on board at the start of the war

Postby CNE503 » 14 May 2017 11:58

Hello,

Does anyone know what was the status of the German radar technology in use in the Kriegsmarine units at the start of WWII?

I read that in 1938, 60cm prototypes were fitted experimentaly aboard the light cruiser "Königsberg", the pocket battleship "Admiral Graf Spee", the old WWI torpedoboat G-10 and the trial boats "Strahl", but that the 81,5cm operational devices were only delivered from October 1939 as DT-1, DT-101, FuMG 39G(gL) and finally FuMO 21.

So, does it mean that except the "Königsberg" and the "Admiral Graf Spee", no active surface unit was equipped with radar equipment on September 1st, 1939?

Thank you for your help.
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Re: Naval radar on board at the start of the war

Postby bertamingo » 15 May 2017 00:52

Probably that's all of them. But the torpedo boat G10 was engaged in frontline duties in the Polish Campaign, so you might just classify it as an active unit as well ;)

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Re: Naval radar on board at the start of the war

Postby CNE503 » 19 May 2017 13:27

Hello bertamingo,

Thank you for your answer. So, no radar except experiments aboard these three ships in September 1939.

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Re: Naval radar on board at the start of the war

Postby Felix C » 20 May 2017 00:45

None of these were PPI displays. Did the Germans develop PPI?

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Re: Naval radar on board at the start of the war

Postby ChrisMAg2 » 20 May 2017 01:34

Felix C wrote:None of these were PPI displays. Did the Germans develop PPI?


They did, but later, towards the end of the war.
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