ASDIC, RADAR and IFF SYSTEMS 
as used by the RCN: 
WWII and Post War

Developed by: Jerry Proc
Last updated : May 10/17

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SCOPE OF THIS RESEARCH PAPER

This research paper has been produced in order to document the Asdic/Sonar, Radar and IFF systems used by the RCN during WWII and post  war. Covered are all systems specifically fitted to HMCS Haida from 1943 to 1963. To contact the author: jerry.proc@sympatico.ca
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part 1 - This Introduction Page and Table of Contents

Part 2 - ASDIC/SONAR - General Information

Part 3 - ASDIC Equipment Types: Section A
Covers types:123, 124, 127D, 128, 128A, 132 and 135

Part 4 - ASDIC/SONAR - Equipment Types: Section B
Covers types: 144,147F, 149, 162, 163A,164B, 165, 170,
AQS-4C, SQS-10, SQS-11, SQS-501,SQS-502, SQS-503,
UQC-1B, UQB-1B, Outfit 7A, and 761

Part 5 - MODERN DETECTION METHODS
Covers types: AN/SQS-504, AN/SQR-501, AN/SQS-510(V) and AN-UYS-503

Part 6 - MINESWEEPING
Covers type SA only

Part 7 - IFF SYSTEMS
Covers types: 242, 253P, AN/UPA-24 /KY80, AN/UPA-24  /C1008,
AN/UPX-1A  /RT-194A, AN/UPX-1A  /KY-61A,  AB-274,
AN/UPX-5 /RT-269, AN/UPX-5  /KY-88, AS-177, AN/UPM-99 and AS-177,

Part 8 - RADAR Systems: Section A
Covers types: Magnetrons, CSC, SW1C, 267mw, 268, 271, 275, 276, 277, 281 and 285

Part 9 - RADAR Systems: Section B
Covers types: 286, 290, 291, 293, LN-16, LN27, MX-1618/UP, Radar Test Sets, SPA-4,
SPA-8, SPG-34, SPN-8, SPQ-2D, SPS-6C, SPS8-8A, SPS-10B, SPS-12, SPS-501,
SPS-502, SPS-503, Sperry Mk 2, Sperry 127, AN/SRR-4, Type SU, ULX-501, UPM-99 ,
VD2 , VK2, VK3, VK-5, VL-1

Part 10 - Countermeasures
Covers types: SLR-2, ULX-501,  UPD-501, WRL-1 and Countermeasures Training

Part 11 - Ops Room/EW Photos

Part 12 - Navigation
Covers: , DAU, MDF-5, Sperry MK 2 Loran, SPN-7, UPN-7, URD-4

Acronyms
Epilogue

CHANGES

2017/04/06 - Added AN/SPN-8, MX-1618/UP, VD-2, VK2, VK3, VL-1
2017/04/07 - Added Navigation section
2017/05/10 - Added SPA-8