APQ-7 Scope Image

     

APQ-7 Scope Image

The much improved resolution of the APQ-7 radar can be seen in this scope image from a mission over Japan at the end of World War II. This type of resolution could have greatly reduced the civilian loss of life had it been available earlier in the war.  

Image Number: WEB13360-2013
Credit: National Archives and Records Administration
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