Air Intercept charts the history of Air Intercept radar. Air
Intercept or Airborne Radar started in WW2 with the
development of the Cavity Magnetron, by Randal and Boot.
This enabled Radars to be made small enough to fit in aircraft.
In the exhibition we have examples of the Radar displays used
in the Mosquito and Beau Fighter during WW2 and the
Lightning in the 1960’s and 70’s.
We have models of the aircraft which were used for Air
Intercept, through from WW2 to modern times.
At the centre of the display we have an AI 23 radar used on
the Lightning during the 1960’s and 70’s.
Radar displays from the Mosquito, Beau Fighter and Lightning
AI 23 Radar used in the Lightning