APSS - Radar & Radio

AvionicsChain HomeAirborne Radar
German Radar
Gun Sights
H2S Radar
Radar Sim.
Type 7 Radar


The objective of the radio and radar section is to promote the history of associated technology with particular reference to activities in, and the part played by, Scotland and the Edinburgh area.

The group has been very fortunate in that some years ago the Ferranti company, based in Edinburgh, donated a large amount of equipment to APSS and we have also received donations of equipment from members of the public.

The group has a small but enthusiastic group of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds, mainly in the electronics industry, with some having worked directly on some of the equipment on display.

An attempt has been made at the Museum to show the chronological development of radar, from a model of the first ground radar site in Scotland, through to more modern developments of various Ferranti airborne radars.

We also have a growing collection of vintage radios which we hope to return to working condition.

Other avionic equipment on display includes an early Gyro Gun Sight.

Where possible we have tried to have as much interaction of exhibits to give a good "hands on" experience.



The APSS is a registered charity in Scotland, charity No. SC048150
A member of Aviation Heritage UK