Desktop Radar Model
This is a motorized desktop model of the AN/SPS-12 naval radar fitted to Canadian destroyers built in the 1950s and 1960s.
Post-war naval vessels often carried several different types of radar for specific functions. The AN/SPS-12 was designed to detect aircraft, while other radars were intended to detect ships or to aim guns and other weapons. The RCA Victor Company in Montreal, Quebec, manufactured the full-size equipment and also made this model, with an antenna that rotates when the switch on the base is turned on.
Model Antenna, Naval AN/SPS 12 Radar