Reply to post: Re: Battle of Britian - some of the forgotten bits.

The Battle of Britain couldn't have been won without UK's homegrown tech innovations


Re: Battle of Britian - some of the forgotten bits.

Radar could determine the difference between a bomber and a fighter in 1940?

I didn't think it could actually.

Actual enemy aircraft type identification was done by the Observer Corps - once it had come into sight.

And both the Spit and the Hurricane were interceptors.... big type difference there - as they were to learn when Allied bombers needed fighter escorts later. Interceptors need to climb fast and be agile but be short ranged.

"Fighter" is a generic term and not everything labelled such is useful for multiple air to air warfare types.

Me110's were lousy air surpremacy fighters for example, but excellent night fighters. Same with the Mossie.... or even the Ju88!

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