ASDIC, RADAR and IFF SYSTEMS 
as used by the RCN: 
WWII and Post War

Developed by: Jerry Proc
Last updated : December 14, 2018 

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SCOPE OF THIS RESEARCH PAPER

This research paper has been produced in order to document the Asdic/Sonar, Radar and IFF systems used by the RCN during WWII and post  war. Covered are all systems specifically fitted to HMCS Haida from 1943 to 1963..  This research, originally produced for HMCS HAIDA, then went on to cover radar, ASDIC and IFF used by the RCN in the period WWII to the 1970s.

To contact the author: jerry.proc@sympatico.ca.

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Any information presented in this research paper can be used freely in any in any non-profit publication provided credit is given to the author.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part 1 - This Introduction Page and Table of Contents

Part 2 - ASDIC/SONAR - General Information

Part 3 - ASDIC Equipment Types: Section A
Covers types:123, 124, 127D, 128, 128A, 132 and 135

Part 4 - ASDIC/SONAR - Equipment Types: Section B
Covers types: 144,147F, 149, 162, 163A,164B, 165, 170,
AQS-4C, SQS-10, SQS-11, SQS-501,SQS-502, SQS-503,
UQC-1B, UQB-1B, Outfit 7A, and 761

Part 5 - MODERN DETECTION METHODS
Covers types: AN/SQS-504, AN/SQR-501, AN/SQS-510(V) and AN-UYS-503

Part 6 - MINESWEEPING
Covers type SA only

Part 7 - IFF SYSTEMS
Covers types: 242, 253P, AN/UPA-24 /KY80, AN/UPA-24  /C1008,
AN/UPX-1A  /RT-194A, AN/UPX-1A  /KY-61A,  AB-274,
AN/UPX-5 /RT-269, AN/UPX-5  /KY-88, AS-177, AN/UPM-99 and AS-177,

Part 8 - RADAR Systems: Section A
Covers types: Magnetrons, CSC, SW1C, 267mw, 268, 271, 275, 276, 277, 281 and 285

Part 9 - RADAR Systems: Section B
Covers types: 286, 290, 291, 293, LN-16, LN27, MX-1618/UP, Radar Test Sets, SPA-4,
SPA-8, SPG-34, SPN-8, SPQ-2D, SPS-6C, SPS8-8A, SPS-10B, SPS-12, SPS-501,
SPS-502, SPS-503, Sperry Mk 2, Sperry 127, AN/SRR-4, Type SU, ULX-501, UPM-99 ,
VD2 , VK2, VK3, VK-5, VL-1

Part 10 - Countermeasures
Covers types: SLR-2, ULX-501,  UPD-501, WRL-1 and Countermeasures Training

Part 11 - Ops Room/EW Photos

Part 12 - Navigation
Covers types:  DAU, MDF-5, Sperry Mk 2 Loran, SPN-7, UPN-7, URD-4

Epilogue

REFERENCE MATERIAL

TITLE DESCRIPTION
   
Acronyms  
RIPS T56P British radar nomenclature to 1945 (Provided by Clive Kidd, Collingwood Heritage Collection)
Radar Reference Manual   CB4182_45  British radars up to 1945. (Provided by Clive Kidd, Collingwood Heritage Collection)
 

CHANGES

2018/09/21 - Added Manual CB4182-45
2018/10/04 - Added 147B Shore Trainer ASDIC
2018/12/14 - Added RIPS T56P reference manual