It is to be hoped that the turning motor safety interlock had been activated when this picture was taken, as the turning acceleration was so great that the airman on the ladder would have been thrown off should the cabin have been activated by the remotely situated underground Radar Operator. When the author took a chance in this respect the cabin moved as he was at the top of the ladder from the ground, when the edge of the running board dislodged him, causing him to slide back down. Happily the only damage was a broken watch strap.
Below is a picture of the Type 34, showing commonality of most parts. It is a Type 14 really but being on the 25 foot gantry causes it to be renamed. The additional height aids the low-looking capability. It would normally be used rotating continuously, although it could optionally be caused by the operator to sweep back and forth over any chosen sector. The cabin and the equipment inside are entirely the same as the Type 13, and it is merely the fixed horizontal position and and shape of the reflector that makes it different from the Type 13. The additional aerial mounted above the main reflector is for IFF.
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