Dave Saxton wrote:.....In autum 1944 the Prinz Eugen first received the Berlin (FuMO81) tactical radars with multiple PPI, and Tirpitz may have received this as well in place of the Hohentwiel by September or October. Had Tirpitz survived into 1945, there is little question that Tirpitz would have had, with certainty, the Berlin equipment operating on 6cm or 9cm, as well as 3cm Euklid equipment to bolster the Wuerzburg , and additional 125kw Seetakt tactical models. Such a radar suite would not have compared badly.
Dave Saxton wrote:Berlin S did not use a conventional antenna. It was a small plastic radome. It was not yet available in Dec 1943, but was apparently only a couple of months away.
Bgile wrote:They did all that with a small plastic radome? And today we need a large rotating antenna about 4 to 6 feet across depending on the version? They must have been way ahead of where we are in the 21st century. Our FC antennas are dishes about 4 feet across ( a guess ).
Dresden wrote:So according to Seiche's article on Tirpitz's radar, the FuMO 27 had a 2x4 mattress, while the later FuMO 26 had a single 3x6 mattress? It also notes that she kept her FuMO 23s on the aft and forward rangefinders.
Why keep the 23s? Why not replace with 26s or 27s?
Why not replace with 26s
It also notes that a FuMB 7 dipole frame was used for a FuMB 4 detector, so can one assume these were compatible?
And why not use the 213 on all four AA directors?
Were any FuME/S/T sets ever mounted on KM warships for operational use?
Finally, would I be correct in assuming that in mid-1944 the best radar suite Tirp could have would be FuMO 26, FuMB 4, and FuMO 213?
PS: Dave S, did you ever publish your findings??
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