Air Ministry Experimental Station

Air Ministry Experimental Station

Air Ministry Experimental Station

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AMES or Air Ministry Experimental Station was the way of identifying RAF radar types during and after World War II

  • AMES Type 1, Chain Home (CH) - Early Warning
  • AMES Type 2, Chain Home Low (CHL) - Early Warning, LOW altitude
  • AMES Type 3, Type 1 and Type 2 operating in close proximity
  • AMES Type 4, Overseas Chain Home, also known as Intermediate CO or CO/ICH
  • AMES Type 5, Chain Overseas Low (COL)
  • AMES Type 6, Light Warning Set
  • AMES Type 7, Final static Ground-controlled interception (GCI) station (Happidrome)
  • AMES Type 8, Various marks of GCI radars, mobile and semi-static
  • AMES Type 9, Mobile Chain Home
  • AMES Type 10, Mobile Air Transportable System
  • AMES Type 11, Mobile sets as possible standby should 1.5 m CHL/GCI be jammed
  • AMES Type 12, Low Frequency transportable Chain Home Low.
  • AMES Type 13, 10 cm "Nodding" Height Finder. Transmitter and Receiver of Naval Type 277 - Marconi
  • AMES Type 14, 10 cm surveillance radar - Marconi
  • AMES Type 15, GCI radar, mobile version of Type 7
  • AMES Type 16, Fighter Direction Station
  • AMES Type 17, Fighter Direction (abandoned)
  • AMES Type 18, CHL/GCI Modified Type 11 Mk2 (H) with height finding (abandoned)
  • AMES Type 19, GCI Final Standby Type
  • AMES Type 20, Decimetric Height Finder
  • AMES Type 21, Tactical Control. Five vehicle GCI convoy - Marconi
  • AMES Type 22, GCI / COL (similar to AMES Type 11)
  • AMES Type 23, LOMAN Overseas LORAN system
  • AMES Type 24, Long range 10 cm Height Finder
  • AMES Type 25, Experimental CHL
  • AMES Type 26, GCI British......
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