BATTLE OF BRITAIN ‘LACE’

BATTLE OF BRITAIN ‘LACE’

SPECIAL TOPICS BATTLE OF BRITAIN ‘LACE’ Between 1942 and 1947, Dobsons & M Browne & Co Ltd, a Nottingham lace curtain manufacturer, made thirty-eight lace panels commemorating the Battle of Britain of 1940.  The lace panels measure 4.5 x 1.62 metres and depict...
C-BAND RADAR

C-BAND RADAR

SPECIAL TOPICS C-BAND RADAR What is C band radar?  C band radar uses microwave frequencies ranging from 4.0 to 8.0 (GHz). The C band is used for many satellite communications transmissions, some Wi-Fi devices and cordless telephones as well as...
JINDALEE

JINDALEE

SPECIAL TOPICS Jindalee Jindalee, Australia’s over the horizon radar (OTHR), comprises among other things three radar stations; one near Longreach in Queensland, another near Laverton in Western Australia, and a third that is mainly used as a backup at Alice Springs. ...
Forward Air Controllers

Forward Air Controllers

SPECIAL TOPICS Forward Air Controllers Thirty six RAAF pilots flew as FACs – Forward Air Controllers – in South Vietnam. They were selected from fighter pilots with at least two tours and served with the USAF for terms varying from six months to a year. As...
F-4E Phantom

F-4E Phantom

SPECIAL TOPICS F-4E Phantom The McDonnell Douglas PHANTOM II was the fighter aircraft of the 1960s and 1970s. Designed as a fighter aircraft for the US Navy, it was used in many roles: fighter, interceptor, fighter-bomber, reconnaissance, tanker, drone, defence...