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Manufacturer: SCHATTON-MODELLBAU (Germany)
Subject: FuG 218 Neptune Radar/Me-262B1
Product Stock # 3207
Set: Nose Radar Antenna
Material components: Machine Turn brass
Set includes: 12 parts
4 Mounts consisting each of 2 dipoles stag antler antenna array
This set faithfully reproduced a very accurate and realistic look of the FuG 218 Radar Antenna using brass material
A must for Luftwaffe enthusiasts!
Other uses: FuG 218 Antenna were also used with following Luftwaffe aircrafts
Me-110 - Ju-86 G-6 - Arado 234 B2/N - Fw 190 A6
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FACTS ABOUT THE FuG 218 ANTENNA
The Neptune series were a family of night fighter radars manufactured by Siemens. Neptune V was an airborne interception set with direction finding capabilities operating on frequencies between 158-187 MHz. It had a search angle of 120 degrees and a range of between 5 km and 120 m (3 miles and 400 Ft). It used the Hirschgeweth (‘Stag Antler”) type aerials which were usually mounted in the nose of the aircraft. Neptune V/R incorporated a tail warning device.
Operational demands had overtaken the trainer requirements, so after only 15 aircraft the Me 262B-1a was produced as a night fighter. In this version the rear cockpit was occupied by a radar operator. The radar itself, a FuG 218 Neptun V air interception radar was fitted in the nose with a four-pole Hirschgeweih (stag's antler) antenna array. Furthermore the FuG 350 Zc Naxos receiver was fitted, which could home in on the emissions of the H2S nav/attack radar used by the British bombers.
Only about a dozen were in service by 1945.