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1952 - First radar to be produced on an assembly line basis, the device eleiminates 

guesswork on the part of the pilot

RADAR ASSEMBLY LINE

E&MP 103.059

Radar - equipment

June 2, 1952

Small automatic radar for fighter planes, credited with giving U.S. jet pilots a shooting edge over enemy planes in Korea, moves along assembly line in General Electric's Auburn, N.Y. plant.

First radar to be produced on an assembly line basis, the device eliminates guesswork on the part of the pilot.

It feeds information into a computing gunsight.

If the pilot keeps his enemy on the crosshairs of this sight, he is assured a hit.

Conceived by G-E scientists shortly after the last war, the radar was sponsored by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Aeronautics and put into production by G.E.

It has been jointly standardized by all air arms, and is now being installed in Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fighters throughout the world.

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