National Geographic : 1946 Jun
Ships That Von the Greatest Naval War it A)National Geographic Society K oIaehrrme. 1'. S. Navy, O li ial Radar and Radio Antennas Festoon a Carrier's Island Like a Christmas Tree Twelve different kinds of aerials show in this picture, taken from the bow of an Essex-class carrier over the twin 5-inch mounts. Through its many electronic eyes the mother ship can identify and keep track of her planes in the air, spot enemy targets at vast distances, and determine ranges for her antiaircraft batteries. These new devices extend the captain's vision through fog and darkness so he can navigate his ship as if in broad daylight.