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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 version of American MEW (Microwave Early Warning)
  • AMES Type 27, Air Transportable GCI
  • AMES Type 28, CMH Air transportable Height Finder
  • AMES Type 29, CHEL (Chain Home Extra Low) Air transportable (abandoned)
  • AMES Type 30, CD (Coast Defence) / CHL (Admiralty only)
  • AMES Type 31, CHEL CD in wooden hut
  • AMES Type 32, CHEL CD - Nissen hut - none built
  • AMES Type 33, CHEL CD - brick built
  • AMES Type 34, CHEL CD 200 ft tower
  • AMES Type 37, CHEL CD
  • AMES Type 40, CD/CHL
  • AMES Type 41, CHEL
  • AMES Type 42, CHEL
  • AMES Type 43, CHEL
  • AMES Type 44, CHEL
  • AMES Type 46, CHEL
  • AMES Type 47, CHEL
  • AMES Type 48, CHEL
  • AMES Type 50, CHEL
  • AMES Type 100, 20-80 MHz Transponder-based navigation system - GEE-H
  • AMES Type 700, 1.7-2.0 MHz Hyperbolic navigation system - LORAN
  • AMES Type 7000, 30-60 MHz Hyperbolic navigation system - GEE ground station
  • AMES Type 9000, 200 MHz transponder-based navigation system - Oboe Mk I ground station - Oboe Mk III, S band

Post-War[]

  • AMES Type 80, 2.850/3.050 GHz 1 MW S-Band Early Warning radar - a.k.a. Green Garlic - Plessey - high performance system made ROTOR obsolete
  • AMES Type 82, 3 GHz 3D Early Warning and tactical control radar for Bristol Bloodhound - a.k.a. Orange Yeoman - Marconi
  • AMES Type 83, 4 GHz/10 GHz mobile tactical control radar for Bristol Bloodhound 1 - a.k.a. Yellow River, Stingray - BTH, later Marconi
  • AMES Type 84, 1.2 GHz 2.5 MW L band surveillance radar - Marconi
  • AMES Type 85, 2.75/3.2 5 GHz, 54 MW - improved high-power version of AMES Type 82 - a.k.a. Blue Yeoman, Linesman - AEI, later Marconi
  • AMES Type 86, 10 GHz mobile CW target illuminator radar for Bristol Bloodhound 2 - a.k.a. Blue Anchor, Firelight - Ferranti
  • AMES Type 87, 3 GHz 600 kW - Blue Joker balloon-borne Early Warning radar, cancelled 1960 - Type No. later applied to Bloodhound Mk 2 guidance control system a.k.a. Scorpion
  • AMES Type 88, 1.3 GHz/3 GHz Tactical Control/Surveillance radar - used in conjunction with AMES Type 89 - pair a.k.a. Green Ginger - Marconi
  • AMES Type 89, 3 GHz Tactical Control Height Finder - used in conjunction with AMES Type 88 - pair a.k.a. Green Ginger - Marconi
  • AMES Type 90, 1.3 GHz 3MW Early Warning/Fighter Control radar, Martello prototype, only one built - Marconi
  • AMES Type 91, 1.3 GHz 132 kW Early Warning/Fighter Control radar - a.k.a., Martello - Marconi

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