H2S Radar

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In 1942 the Telecommunications Research Establishment set up a team to develop a means of identifying bombing targets at night and in bad weather. This team was led by Bernard Lovell. Using the cavity magnetron, Lovell’s team produced a 9.1-cm radar that

improved greatly the Royal Air Force’s bombing accuracy. Later versions of H2S used reduced wavelengths. The 1.5-cm wavelength set was able to detect rain clouds.

This scanner was fitted to an Avro Vulcan B2 bomber. It is displayed on a servicing trolley.

Former Air & Space Museum collection

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Details

Category:
Radar & Radio Location
Object Number:
Y2000.269
Materials:
metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified)
type:
aeroplane component
status:
Permanent collection

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