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5.0 out of 5 stars Defence in-depth
An excellent book on the subject. Deals ONLY with the home defence airborne interception process, and as such is the perfect foil for Alfred Prices "Instruments of Darkness" which deals largely with the countermeasures used by the allies against German radar systems. Deals with some German systems and countermeasures (e.g. only reference I have ever read referring to...
Published on 7 Mar. 2011 by MR.P.F.H. BAKER

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3.0 out of 5 stars A Working Prototype Needing More Development
This book is good in parts, bad in others and omits significant areas. It would have benefitted from proof-reading, an editor to ensure uniformity of coverage and, most importantly, photographs of the equipment, scientists, aircrew and aircraft. There are photographs on the back cover of the dustjacket but no captions to explain them. The moves of the radar development...
Published on 24 Oct. 2011 by Brian


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3.0 out of 5 stars A Working Prototype Needing More Development, 24 Oct. 2011
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This review is from: The History of the Air Intercept Radar and the British Nightfighter 1935-1959 (Hardcover)
This book is good in parts, bad in others and omits significant areas. It would have benefitted from proof-reading, an editor to ensure uniformity of coverage and, most importantly, photographs of the equipment, scientists, aircrew and aircraft. There are photographs on the back cover of the dustjacket but no captions to explain them. The moves of the radar development establishments from Martlesham and Bawdsey to Dundee,St Athan and Swanage are covered in depth but I couldn't find any mention of the move inland to Malvern after the May 1942 Bruneval raid - in case the Germans decided to do likewise. The final chaper covering the development of Soviet nuclear bombs and bombers iss largely unnecessary. Overall, one has the impression of a series of good short articles linked together with padding. This book needed more time for polishing and a budget for photos.
On a positive note, the appendices are clear and authoritative.
I look forward to a revised second edition of this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Defence in-depth, 7 Mar. 2011
This review is from: The History of the Air Intercept Radar and the British Nightfighter 1935-1959 (Hardcover)
An excellent book on the subject. Deals ONLY with the home defence airborne interception process, and as such is the perfect foil for Alfred Prices "Instruments of Darkness" which deals largely with the countermeasures used by the allies against German radar systems. Deals with some German systems and countermeasures (e.g. only reference I have ever read referring to German use of chaff (Dupple)). The one omission I found was the missing reference to the Meteor NF13 (one oblique mention in the book) - but I'll close that loophole by pointing out that it's a tropicalised NF12 ! Read with A.V. Jones "Most Secret War" and Martin Streetly's "Confound and Destroy" for a fuller picture of the radar war.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best...., 10 April 2013
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A must have for everybody who is interested in Radar during World War II. The construction and the errors in the process are very well explained .... Very good book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 13 Dec. 2014
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A very useful addition to my radar library.
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