Instruments of Darkness: The History of Electronic Warfare, 1939-1945 #2020

Instruments of Darkness: The History of Electronic Warfare, 1939-1945 Alfred Price Instruments of Darkness The History of Electronic Warfare The rapid evolution of radio and radar systems for military use during World War II and devices to counter them led to a technological battle that neither the Axis nor the Allied powers could afford

  • Title: Instruments of Darkness: The History of Electronic Warfare, 1939-1945
  • Author: Alfred Price
  • ISBN: 9781853676161
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Instruments of Darkness: The History of Electronic Warfare, 1939-1945 Alfred Price The rapid evolution of radio and radar systems for military use during World War II, and devices to counter them, led to a technological battle that neither the Axis nor the Allied powers could afford to lose The result was a continual series of thrusts, parries and counter thrusts, as first one side then the other sought to wrest the initiative in the struggle to controlThe rapid evolution of radio and radar systems for military use during World War II, and devices to counter them, led to a technological battle that neither the Axis nor the Allied powers could afford to lose The result was a continual series of thrusts, parries and counter thrusts, as first one side then the other sought to wrest the initiative in the struggle to control the other This was a battle fought with strange sounding weapons Freya , Mandrel , Boozer and Window It was a battle characterised by the bravery, self sacrifice and skill of those who took part in it During the war, however, and for many years after, electronic warfare systems and their employment during the conflict remained closely guarded military secrets When that veil of secrecy was finally lifted, the technicalities of the subject helped ensure that it remained beyond the reach of lay researchers and readers Alfred Price, an aircrew officer with the RAF where he flew with V Force and specialized in electronic warfare and air fighting tactics, was both inspired by the subject and in the unique position to lift the lid on this largely unexplored aspect of World War II When it was first published in 1967, Instruments of Darkness came to be regarded as a standard reference work on this intriguing subject Since its initial appearance, it has been expanded as important additional material has become available This completely revised edition ends with the Japanese surrender in August 1945 and brings the analysis fully up to date in the light of what we now know.
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    1. I have to admit it I m a tech freak I love to read about the technical aspect of military aviation, weapon systems, avionics, aerodynamics and stuff like that.No victory in electronic warfare during WWI was lasting or absolute Sooner or later your move would be followed by a countermove by the enemy Thus the scientist had to stay at least one jump ahead at all times The mapping of the enemy s technical and production capacity through electronic and other intelligence was essential And every piec [...]

    2. The Perfect History of Electronic Countermeasures in WWIIWhat a find For those of you who are interested in the technical history of WWII, this book is essential reading It s a clear and lucid description of the radar and countermeasures battle of the British Air Force over Germany It tells the story in chronological order, but with just right amount of context to make this exciting reading even when you know how the story ends Its strength is its only weakness I only wished the author could hav [...]

    3. A thoroughly enjoyable account of the electronic wars between the Allies and the Axis in World War II It does go into great details of the steps both sides took to track radar signals and to attempt to spoof them or jam them.I know in school we are taught that the British had Radar and it is what saved them but in reality the German Radars were advanced and showed greater details.

    4. Fascinating history of the development of electronic warfare in WW2 Many of the German systems in the early years were technically advanced than our own, but not backed by what would now be called an adequate C3i system The Dowding System, the original, is still central to the air defence of the Uk the axis forces squandered their chances to achieve strategic dominance, a story well documented in this volume

    5. Revised, expanded edition of a book first published in 1967 Most of the material is about radar countermeasues in World War II, mainly the British ones used against German anti aircraft defenses.

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