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Title: National Defense Electronics Museum in Linthicum, Maryland
Post by: papajoad on September 07, 2015, 01:15:12 PM
National Defense Electronics Museum in Linthicum, Maryland World War II era exhibits:


How the British built a radar to detect enemy aircraft in the late 1930's

Operating model of the radar that detected the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941

American radar-controlled anti-aircraft guns that fired shells packed with electronics to shoot down the buzz bombs launched against London in World War II

Viewed radar controlled anti-aircraft guns that were mounted on US naval vessels

Descriptions of Allied and German radars used in World War II

Many extraordinary electronic devices and systems were developed in a very short time starting in the 1930’s. As war became imminent, scientists and engineers worked with government agencies to rush development of technical methods of detecting enemy ships and aircraft that had been studied at a much slower pace since the 1920’s. Many of today’s systems still use basic techniques developed during this time. The high technologies developed then ultimately led to today’s TV broadcasting, satellite communications, cell phones and, weather radar.