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NH 41638 First Rotating Beam Radar Antenna

Photo #: NH 41638  First Rotating Beam Radar Antenna
Title: First Rotating Beam Radar Antenna
Description: (for 200 megacycle radar used for transmitting and receiving) Developed by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in 1937. This view shows the antenna installed topside on a NRL building in Anacostia, District of Columbia, at about that time. This was a so-called 'dirigible' antenna, meaning it is so mounted that it can be turned to allow for around-the-compass search. (quoted from the original picture caption, released on 14 August 1945.) Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 41638
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