RAF radar window

RAF radar window

Code: 10313

RESERVED

RAF window also known as chaff.

Hailed as the single most important radio countermeasure device of the war. Introduced by the RAF, and first used over Hamburg on 24/25th July 1943. It was subsequently used by all heavy bomber groups, including 100 (RCM) group.

Window is strips of metalised paper cut to a given length and dropped from bomber aircraft in clumps to produce a fictitious response on an enemy AI radar screen. The last photo shows this in operation during a daylight raid over Duisburg in October 1944.

This bundle is a rare wartime survivor. Still wrapped in its paper cover the bundle has numerous individual strips each approximately 10" long x 3/16 wide.

Due to ongoing issues with European Customs, this item is NOT FOR SALE to the EU.