Winning the radar war

a memoir
  • 224 Pages
  • 2.26 MB
  • English
Macmillan of Canada , Toronto
Nissen, Jack M. -- 1919- ., World War, 1939-1945 -- Radar., World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Bri
Statementby Jack Nissen and A.W. Cockerill.
ContributionsCockerill, A. W.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 224 p., [8] p. of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21315472M
ISBN 100771595107

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pp + plates; index. Fine in fine jacket. "Jack Nissen, a young Cockney with a genius for electronics was recruited by the British Air Ministry to work on the even newer development of radar technology. This is the suspense-filled story of the experiments, the inventive breakthroughs, the electronic eavesdropping, and the sheer good luck that sometimes.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Nissen, Jack Maurice. Winning the radar war. London: Hale, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors.

WINNING THE RADAR WAR. GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe. Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. Mildly absorbing reminiscences from an RAF ranker who played a minor but often venturesome role in Great Britain's vital WW II radar programs.

A largely self-taught electronics prodigy, the teen-aged Nissen was asked by the Air Ministry. The radar army: Winning the war of the airwaves Hardcover – January 1, by Reg Batt (Author) › Visit Amazon's Reg Batt Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results Winning the radar war book this author.

Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. Reg /5(4). SYNOPSIS: The Second World War was the first "technological war", and no technology was more important in winning that war than radar.

The British desperately needed a tool that would warn of bombing or U-boat attacks. Here, for the first time, is the complete drama of the secret race to develop radar, told in the words of one of the key players. [W]ith an impressive level of detail, Buderi backs up the old saw of the electronic engineers: that while the atom bomb ended the war, radar won it.

-- The New York Times Book Review, Matthew L. Reviews: Radar - or radio detecting and ranging - was one of the most important factors in the success of Britain’s air defences during the Battle of Britain.

Radar could be used to detect and locate incoming enemy aircraft. It worked by sending out radio waves which would bounce off solid objects at a distance, enabling operators to estimate four important things about approaching raids: the range. This is a lively and accessible account of the development and employment of British radar before and during World War II by Nissen, who was at the very center of the secret effort, and freelance writ.

The heroines who helped win WW2 – the untold story of Bawdsey Manor and the invention of radar The story of Bawsdey Manor and the courageous women who worked as radar operators during World War Two is still largely unknown.

Here Liz Trenow, the author of Under a Wartime Sky, shares the history behind her new book. A fascinating first hand account of the British scientific intelligence during the WWII written by Dr.who headed the British scientific intelligence efforts throughout the war/5(49). "The Second World War was the first 'technological war', and no technology was more important in winning that war than radar Here, for the first time, is the complete drama of the secret race to develop radar, told in the words of one of the key players." Includes 12 b/w photos.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Radar Army: Winning the War of the Airwaves by Reg Batt (, Book, Illustrated) at the best. The Radar Army: Winning the War of the Airwaves (, Robert Hale, London) ISBN ; Bragg, Michael., RDF1 The Location of Aircraft by Radio Methods –, Hawkhead Publishing, Paisley ISBN The history of ground radar in the UK during World War II.

The Radar Army Winning the War of the Air Waves Batt, Reg. An autobiographical account of the author's work on the development of radar systems during World War II. The book focuses on his contributions to the development of a "blind" bombing device known as H2S and its conversion to assist Coastal Command in the detection of enemy submarines.

Radar in World War II greatly influenced many important aspects of the conflict. This revolutionary new technology of radio-based detection and tracking was used by both the Allies and Axis powers in World War II, which had evolved independently in a number of nations during the mid s.

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At the outbreak of war in Septemberboth Great Britain and Germany had functioning radar systems. Air radar Most of the air actions in World War II fought with radar at UHF and below.

large scale production of other MHz systems, the SA, SK and SR. Other systems at, and MHz became available by the end of the war. Adaption Early radar equipment was adapted. Technical and Military Imperatives: A Radar History of World War II is a coherent account of the history of radar in the second World War.

Although many books have been written on the early days of radar and its role in the war, this book is by far the most comprehensive, covering ground, air, and sea operations in all theatres of World War II/5(2).

Alfred Lee Loomis (November 4, – Aug ) was an American attorney, investment banker, philanthropist, scientist, physicist, inventor of the LORAN Long Range Navigation System, and a lifelong patron of scientific research.

He established the Loomis Laboratory in Tuxedo Park, New York, and his role in the development of radar and the atomic bomb contributed to the Allied victory. The radar invented by Robert Watson-Watt, was invaluable to the men who fought the Battle of Britain.

The radar allowed Britain to track incoming German warplanes and gave Fighter Command, led by Sir Hugh Dowding, sufficient time to get airborne and attack them. A chain of radar stations covered the south-east of England.

The above. Another important radar-derived weapon is described in They Never Knew What Hit Them: The Story of World War II’s Best Kept Secret, by Ralph B. Baldwin (Reynier Press, Naples, Fla.,$). The “secret” was the radio proximity fuze, for security reasons.

How Waves Helped Win the War: Radar and sonar in WWII Objectives: 1. Students will learn some basic historical facts about the role of radar in the Battle of Britain and sonar in WW II anti-submarine warfare. Students will learn some similarities and differences between sonar and radar.

If successful, Yamamoto believed, the Midway attack would crush the U.S. fleet, winning the Pacific War for Japan. World War II in the Pacific.

Radar gave the U.S. forces a huge advantage. Radar - Radar - History of radar: Serious developmental work on radar began in the s, but the basic idea of radar had its origins in the classical experiments on electromagnetic radiation conducted by German physicist Heinrich Hertz during the late s.

Hertz set out to verify experimentally the earlier theoretical work of Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell.

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The British failed to develop gun laying radar such as Würzburg, for flak batteries and Seetakt for naval guns, in the pre-war years. Even more telling, the RAF did not anticipate the need for navigational and bombing aids until confronted with German systems and their own inability to.

How RADAR helped to win the war. Ma Articles, world war 2 Battle of Britain, Germany, Great Britain, history, radar, WW2 Dorinda Balchin. It is always an advantage in battle to know what the enemy is up to.

In the past the military relied on observers and spies to supply this information, but during the twentieth century technology. Post-war radar. World War II, which gave impetus to the great surge in radar development, ended between the Allies and Germany in Mayfollowed by Japan in August.

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Ms Stone: I was a Radar Operator with the 12Defense Bn., USMC, in WWII. We used two radars. One was a SCR, assembled by Western Electric and was a short range radar, 22 miles, and used as a gun director. The other, SCR, assembled by Westinghouse, was a search radar and had a range of miles.

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