Prototype Chaff Cutter, Whipple

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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Prototype Chaff Cutter, Whipple

Date

1942

Inventory Number

A20050467000

Physical Description

Demonstration model of equipment designed to take foil sheets and cut them into radar reflecting dipoles of specific length and width

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Fred Whipple.

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

  • Steel
  • Copper Alloy
  • Rubber
  • Paper
  • Adhesive
  • Ink
  • Graphite

Dimensions

3-D: 15.6 × 17.8 × 11.4cm, 3.4kg (6 1/8 × 7 × 4 1/2 in., 7.5lb.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

AVIONICS-Radar/Electronic Warfare

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