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Ground Radar Displays

At the museum we have 3 radar display consoles: types 60, 61 and 64. The 60 and 64 were used for PPI (Plan Position Indicator) displays, and the 61 for "A" scan and height finder displays. We have had all 3 working since June 2017.

A short description of consoles 60 and 61 is given below (see link at top of page for Console 64).

See also the Air Publications (A.P.s) for more details:

Additionally the following APs are associated with the consoles, being part of the Radar Office equipment:

Console 60.

is a PPI display console primarily for use in radio vehicle Type 5104.1, powered by internal mains driven power supplies with a glass cursor used to indicate the azication position of the relevant height finder. It is a moving coil display (i.e. the coils rotate around the neck of the CRT)

Its inputs are:


Power inputs:

Main components:

Console 61.

It's inputs are (among others):


Main Components:

This console is by far the worst Radar equipment to work on that I have ever met!

Console 61 re-furbishment

Console 64.

A PPI or height finder display powered by external power supplies. It is a Fixed Coil display and there are two main types:

Console 64 description

Console 64 re-furbishment


Page last updated 30th December 2020 by Colin Hinson.