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Aircraft Detection Before Radar ... How Air Attacks Were Detected Before Radar
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Posted on 08/24/2012 3:33:27 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

How incoming enemy aircraft were detected before the invention of radar

Strange acoustic "ears" before radar; old time pictures of listening posts ...

Aircraft Detection Before Radar

Aircraft Detection Before Radar

Aircraft Detection Before Radar

Aircraft Detection Before Radar

Aircraft Detection Before Radar

Aircraft Detection Before Radar

Aircraft Detection Before Radar

Aircraft Detection Before Radar

Aircraft Detection Before Radar

Aircraft Detection Before Radar

Aircraft Detection Before Radar

Aircraft Detection Before Radar

Aircraft Detection Before Radar

Aircraft Detection Before Radar

Aircraft Detection Before Radar

Aircraft Detection Before Radar

Aircraft Detection Before Radar


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous; Science; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 20thcentury; acoustics; aviationhistory; cellphonetowers; radar; technology; warfare
Some strange and fun looking photos ....
1 posted on 08/24/2012 3:33:35 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER
Aircraft Detection Before Radar

No comment needed. Obvious Obama voter.

2 posted on 08/24/2012 3:39:04 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: DogByte6RER
NOW it all makes sense ...


3 posted on 08/24/2012 3:41:56 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: DogByte6RER

It’s a good thing that the supersonic jet wasn’t invented before radar.


4 posted on 08/24/2012 3:45:25 PM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: DogByte6RER

I remember seeing a film about the Japanese trying to locate US bombers with these type instruments.


5 posted on 08/24/2012 3:46:13 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
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To: DogByte6RER

War Tubas!


6 posted on 08/24/2012 3:47:51 PM PDT by real saxophonist (CTHULHU 2012 - Why vote for a Lesser Evil?)
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To: DogByte6RER
From the look of those devices I'm guessing the military in them days weren't too good at mathematics.
Any mediocre student of conic sections could design a parabolic/hyperbolic system that would beat the socks of those monstrosities.
7 posted on 08/24/2012 3:49:10 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: DogByte6RER

As an aside, at the start of the second world war, a British military officer was tasked with scouting out positions along their coast where anti-aircraft guns could be emplaced on rails.

At one point he found a good location, but was rather surprised to see a small pair of rail tracks already there, and in good condition. Out of curiosity, he followed the tracks some distance to find that they dead ended inside of a large wooden shed.

Unable to see through the windows, he went in search for the shed’s owner, finding an elderly pensioner living nearby. Unsurprised with a uniformed military man, the pensioner offered to take him to the shed. Quite puzzled at this point, he followed.

In the shed was a World War One anti-aircraft gun, in very good condition and well maintained. As it turned out, the pensioner had been paid a stipend since the middle of the war to maintain the gun and the track, which he did. But after the war, the War Department neglected to cancel his stipend, nor recover the gun, so he had been caring for it ever since.

Sadly, the gun was far to small to continue carrying out its role, but due to its fine condition found a new home in a military museum. And as for the pensioner, he continued to receive his stipend, along with a much larger payment so that he could have his shed rebuilt and enlarged for the much larger, new gun.


8 posted on 08/24/2012 3:51:00 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: DogByte6RER

Are those guys going to post that a cell phone was found in some old pictures?


9 posted on 08/24/2012 4:01:15 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: DogByte6RER; JoeProBono

Thanks DogByte6RER.
Wilhelm Reich

10 posted on 08/24/2012 4:01:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: DogByte6RER

“Well, I heard it through the grapevine
It was an ME 109......”


11 posted on 08/24/2012 5:25:25 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: real saxophonist

I like it!

Although at first, I thought the giant cone shaped “tubas” we’re rocket catchers.


12 posted on 08/24/2012 6:28:35 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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Us`n hillbillies can har flying machines on them thar tracks
13 posted on 08/24/2012 6:31:16 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (ear to the ground- where?? who knew?)
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To: DogByte6RER

I have read of the VC building underground rooms that could pick up sonic indication of bombers.


14 posted on 08/24/2012 10:07:53 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Isn’t that first picture just preparation for The Big Parade?


15 posted on 08/25/2012 1:59:34 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: DogByte6RER
Back in the 50s I was a volunteer member of the Ground Observer Corps. We used tube type amplifiers to listen for aircraft sounds, estimated altitude and flight direction, phoned in reports and kept records.

One of the towers on the Bridge of Lions was used as a listening post for a while, later a wooden tower was built just to the East of the St. Augustine Lighthouse.

16 posted on 08/25/2012 3:30:12 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Oztrich Boy; SunkenCiv; DogByte6RER

17 posted on 08/25/2012 10:46:58 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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