TRANSITION FROM TYPE
79B RADAR TO TYPE 279B RADAR
In 1946, the very first Operational Radar
set at sea [in Rodney and in Sheffield] got the prefix
number two [second !] and instead of it being known as the Type 79 [as
it had been throughout WW2] it became known as the Type 279B. In
February of 1946, the Admiralty issued a provisional Handbook for the
set, which to avoid confusion was called TYPES 79B/279B. Here is
the front cover of that document.
In view of the importance to the Royal Navy of
this, its first operational radar, the whole of this provisional
handbook has been copied into the following files so that the devotees
amongst you can really get to grips with this historically important
RADAR, or should we more correctly say, RDF piece of equipment.