Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer

By 1943 Allied pilots in Europe were using the medium-range GEE hyperbolic system for all-weather navigation. But its limited range did not extend far into the North Atlantic, where ships and aircraft on antisubmarine patrol desperately needed it. In the Pacific, Navy patrol bombers (such as this Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer), B-29 bombers attacking Japan, and other aircraft also needed a long-range, all-weather navigation system.

Caption:
Long-range Navy patrol aircraft required better all-weather navigation systems like LORAN.
Type: Photograph
Image Date: 1943
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Otto Menge
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Long-range Navy patrol aircraft required better all-weather navigation systems like LORAN.