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Radars of USS Chicago

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:33 am
by Francis Marliere
Gentlemen,

I would like to know which radars carried USS Chicago (CA-29) in mid 1942. Thanks for any help.

Best regards,

Francis Marliere

Re: Radars of USS Chicago

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:52 pm
by Dave Saxton
As far as I can tell from available photos it had only two radar sets circa mid 42:

1) CXAM on the main mast head.

2) One Mk3 (FC) on the foretop main firecontrol director.

The next photos are Dec 1942 with alterations circled, These alterations are:

1) Moving the CXAM to the foremast head
2) The addition of two MK4 (FD) sets to secondary directors fore and aft.
3) The addition of an SG to the forward of the foretop below the crows nest.

Re: Radars of USS Chicago

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:02 pm
by Francis Marliere
Thanks !