Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Verlort Manual set

have purchased what appears to be the Carnarvon set of manuals for the radar.  I have looked them over briefly and hope to figure out what to do with them soon.  They are bound so I could disassemble and scan them, and may do so for the 8 1/2 x 11's.  I would need to borrow something for the large volume.

There is a note about servicing a unit (Maybe Carnarvon's) at Wallop's Island.  It may only be that the manuals were forwarded there.

This is the radar used to track Mercury, and i would assume other flights at long range.

The other bit from the manuals was a list of custom drawings for several sites.

Kauai Island
Corpus Cristi
Grand Canary Island.

Below are some informative web pages about the radar.


another page about Woomera Radars by Ken Anderson (author  of first page)


1 comment:

  1. Hi Jim,

    I also own a set of the Verlort manuals. My set is marked as Muchea, official copy #1 and Carnarvon official copy #3. Have you found a use for them?

    You can reach me at galustiza at hotmail doht com