“Yellow River” – Type 83 Radar

These photographs were kindly donated to us by  Mr Ernest Miller. They show a “Yellow River” Type 83 Bloodhound Mk1 Radar and were taken at at the test site near Leicester, about 1959. Ernerst said that the site was in the middle of the sewage farm which did tend to keep visitors away.

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A basic drawing showing the major components can be seen here:
http://www.radarpages.co.uk/mob/bloodhound/bloodhound4.htm

A YouTube video showing the radar deployed at RAF North Coates is here:

Two references to doucments held in the National Archives are:
Ref: AVIA 6/1914 Effect of carcinotron jamming on radar type 83 (Yellow River) – 1960
Ref: AVIA 54/1507 Equipment Radar A.A. No.3 Mk.9, `Yellow River’: development – 1947-57

 

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