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Radar Gallery

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Choose from 42 pictures in our Radar collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Blowing up old radar station, Beachy Head, Sussex Featured Print

Blowing up old radar station, Beachy Head, Sussex

Blowing up an old radar station at Beachy Head, near Eastbourne, Sussex. In 1950 an underground Air Ministry Radio Station was constructed on the cliff top at Beachy Head. It was in fact part of a top secret Early Warning (CEW) system which remained part of Britains defence capabilities until it closed a decade later. One Sunday in late September 1963, members of the demolition team of the 21st SAS Territorial Regiment started to clear the surface buildings. The buildings proved to be stronger than first expected, so the team packed in more explosives and tried again. Demolition had to be abandoned until the next day, when the manager of a nearby hotel complained that his windows had cracked. The task of clearing the remaining buildings was then taken over by a local demolition company. At a later stage the stairwell access behind the guardhouse was demolished and capped, along with the emergency exit, humid air exit and cable shaft. The only way into the bunker was via a small manhole set into the concrete slab placed over the stairwell. Access remained available to the bunker for a while, but due to vandalism the entrance was finally sealed with a large tree trunk thrust into the hole by a JCB and back filled with chalk. Today tourists can stand on the mound above the bunker unaware of the secret rooms and tunnels beneath their feet. Date: 1963

© Mary Evans Picture Library/DAVID LEWIS HODGSON

The Magnetron Valve by G. H. Davis Featured Print

The Magnetron Valve by G. H. Davis

A set of diagrams demonstrating what a magnetron valve is, and why it is of such importance to radar. The magnetron valve was used in the Second World War to give Allied forces superior radars, and, after being offered to the USA to secure their support, it was described by America as "the most valuable cargo ever brought to our shores". It should be noted that the prototype magnetron valve was around six hundred times more powerful than anything in American production.
1946

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Radar navigation at a glance- a new device Featured Print

Radar navigation at a glance- a new device

Diagrammatic illustration of radar navigation. This was designed by the Admiralty Research Lab (mainly by Mr.J. Home Dickson) and was aimed to simplify the task of officers navigating a ship in fog or other conditions of bad visibility

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

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