First ship radar test, USA, 1937

First ship radar test, USA, 1937

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Credit: US NAVY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: First ship radar test. View of the US Naval Research Laboratory's 200 megacycle radar equipment onboard USS Leary (DD-158) during the first test of radar onboard a ship in April 1937. The radar antenna was mounted on the barrel of one of the ship's 4/50 guns (right), allowing it to be trained in azimuth and elevation.

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