Your survival kit – Get off radar.


During WWII, the British developed a weapon to defeat radar called chaff. It was essentially bales of aluminum strips which were dumped into the night sky by leading elements of the bomber stream. The effect was that instead of the German radar operators seeing individual planes, their screens became filled with millions of radar contacts, … Continue reading

Your survival kit – Comms.


Every air force pilot on active service carries a small survival kit for use should he be downed. The contents vary from one air force to another, but usually contain a small assortment of essential items such as a compass that will help him to stay alive, remain at liberty and hopefully aid him in … Continue reading