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Old 12-14-2008, 03:16 PM   #11091
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:17 PM   #11092
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It looks like some type of lightnin data collecter
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:21 PM   #11093
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I'm sorry, I'm going to change it because it's too obscure. This is something related in function:
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:22 PM   #11094
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Can I guess the first picture?

An acoustic locator dish in Kent, England: built 1928. This 30-foot high dish is located at Greatstone, Kent. The small concrete hut in front housed the operators. The vertical mast in the centre carried the acoustic pickup tubes.
A static dish can be much larger than a fully steerable horn, giving more acoustic gain and the possibility of detecting aircraft at greater ranges. The pickup tube could be moved sideways to "steer" the direction of maximum sensitivity by a limited amount.
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:23 PM   #11095
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Or the next one?

Acoustic locators in Japan: 1930s. This remarkable picture may have been reproduced before, but I make no apology for showing it here. The impressive array of Japanese war-tubas belong to at least two acoustic locators mounted on 4-wheel carriages. It is a little difficult to work exactly what is connected to what, not least because the background appears to have been erased by some unsubtle retouching, but I think that the format is the same as the British model; there are two horns in a horizontal plane, and on one side of the mounting there are two more in a vertical plane.
To the right, one of the figures is the Japanese emperor Horohito. Behind him are the AA guns intended to be used in conjunction with the locators. The only Japanese gun that I have found documented as being used with a sound locator is the Type 88 dual-purpose AA/coast-defence 75mm; there is not enough visible detail to verify that these are the guns shown in the picture, but they look about the right size.
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:23 PM   #11096
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wart did you have some shpere pic up there before? thats what i had seen. and it looked like it had a lightning rod.

im going to go with

air raid sirens
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:24 PM   #11097
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It looks like some type of lightnin data collecter

In a way it is a collector.

Remember, the two pictures are related.
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:25 PM   #11098
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geez robsanX

and the rest of you. how do you all knwo so much stuff.
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:25 PM   #11099
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Or the next one?

[B][COLOR=BROWN]Acoustic locators in Japan: 1930s
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:28 PM   #11100
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I'm like that guy in the commercials...

CANDY BARS!
Candy is sweet...
Sweet, sweet like honey...
Honey comes from bees...
Bees buzz...
Buzz, buzz is a sound...
Sound, sound... ACOUSTIC LOCATORS!
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