World War 2

How was allied radar used in World War 2?

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May 07, 2007 12:02PM

In 1940, the British had a chain of inter-linking radar sites

along their coast lines and this provide early detection of enemy

bombers during the highlight of what was known as the Battle of

Britian. They could detect where the bombers were and their speed

and this would allow the British to send their fighters to attack

at the time and place of their choice. This allowed them to

conserve fuel and aircraft and get a them back to re-arm and attack

again. The Allied navy had radar on some of their ships. The

Italian navy had no radar and were easily defeated, especially at

night battles.

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