Radar - Warning
Commander M.A. Mason, head of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics Radar Section, and W.B. Kirkpatrick (left), manager of RCA Government Radar Unit, hold up for inspection the transmitter-receiver unit of the Navy's new collision warning radar now in use in military transports.
(The antenna reflector and stabilizing platform can be seen over Cdr. Mason's shoulder, and are visible to the left of Mr. Kirkpatrick's head.)
Designated the AN/APS-42, the new lightweight radar was designed to increase the safety of military transport flying.
By presenting through radar signals a constant picture of everything in front and below the plane in distances up to 200 miles, it will enable pilots to avoid obstacles in their path, dangerous terrain, and severe weather conditions.
The equipment is being produced under Navy contract for both Navy and Air Force transports by the RCA Victor Division of the Radio Corporation of America.
Original Caption by Science Service