Technical and Military Imperatives: A Radar History of World War 2

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CRC Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Technology & Engineering - 580 pages
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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. The author manages to synthesize a vast amount of material in a highly readable, informative, and enjoyable way. Of special interest is extensive new material about the development and use of radar by Germany, Japan, Russia, and Great British. The story is told without undue technical complexity, so that the book is accessible to specialists and nonspecialists alike.
  

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Contents

PRELIMINARIES
1
12 ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES
6
13 PERCEPTIONS OF AIR POWER 19191939
11
14 NAVIGATION IN 1939
19
15 ANTIAIRCRAFT ARTILLERY 19141939
23
PRELIMINARIES
30
ORIGINS
33
22 BEGINNINGS 19021934
40
63 AN AIR WAR OF ATTRITION
300
64 ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT ROTTERDAM
310
65 THE DESTRUCTION OF GERMAN CITIES COMPLETED
317
RADAR FOR AA ARTILLERY
326
ALLIED VICTORY IN SIGHT
334
72 RADAR IN ARCTIC WATERS
348
73 THE MEDITERRANEAN 19431945
353
74 JAPANESE SHIPPING DESTROYED
359

23 BRITAIN BUILDS AN AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM
49
24 AMERICANS AND GERMANS BUILD PROTOTYPES
64
25 FIVE OTHER NATIONS
83
AIR WARNINGEUROPE
92
FIRST CLASHES
97
32 THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN AND THE BLITZ
107
33 THE ATLANTIC 1941
120
34 FRIEND FOE OR HOME?
129
35 THE JAPANESE REALIZE THEY ARE BEHIND
135
AIR WARNINGPACIFIC
141
NEW IDEAS
145
42 THE TIZARD MISSION
159
43 THE RADIATION LABORATORY
166
44 THE PROXIMITY FUZETHE SMALLEST RADAR2
174
45 GREATER AND LESSER MICROWAVE SETS
186
LAND AND NAVAL FIGHTER CONTROL
198
YEARS OF ALLIED DESPAIR AND HOPE
205
52 WAR IN THE PACIFIC
215
53 THE CHANNEL 1942
224
54 CARRIER WARFARE DEFINED
235
55 THE SOUTH PACIFIC 1942
246
56 THE EASTERN FRONT
262
NAVAL RADAR
270
THE GREAT RADAR WAR
279
62 COUNTERMEASURES
290
75 THE WIDE PACIFIC
367
AIRBORNE RADAR
382
THE END IN EUROPE
386
82 FLYING BOMBS
392
83 THE BATTLEFIELD TRANSFORMED
398
84 POSTMORTEM
403
TUBES
409
THE END IN ASIA
411
92 THE DESTRUCTION OF JAPANESE CITIES
420
THE MEASURE OF RADAR
427
102 SCIENCE AND THE ELECTRONIC AGE
433
103 SECRECY AND THE TECHNICAL IMPERATIVE
444
104 AN EVALUATION
456
A FEW RADAR ESSENTIALS
466
A2 REFLECTED SIGNALS
468
A3 ANTENNAS
469
A4 LOBES
471
A6 THE YAGI ANTENNA
473
A8 TRANSMITTERS
475
NOTES AND SOURCES
479
BIBLIOGRAPHY
524
NAME INDEX
533
SUBJECT INDEX
544
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