APS-15 Radar

The radar operator’s position in the B-17. The AN/APS-15 radar depicted here featured a large rotating dish housed on the underside of the aircraft inside a non-metallic “radome” that protected it while in flight. The map discussed here would have been laid out on the table in front of the cathode ray tube scope that “painted” a picture of the terrain around the aircraft at distances greater than 50 miles.
Caption:
The radar operator’s position in the B-17.
Type: Photograph
Credit: National Archives and Records Administration
Origin: United States Army Air Corps
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The radar operator’s position in the B-17.