Anstruther: Type 80 radar `modulator building'
In the late 1950s, when this site was still functioning as an RAF radar
station, the WWII radars were replaced by a newer and much better model
known as Type 80. The huge 75-foot scanner would have been on a gantry
straddling this building. Some of the electronics was in a transmitter
cabin which rotated with the aerial, and some more of it was housed in
After the Home Office turned the site into a regional government bunker, the modulator building was used just to house a large diesel generator. The three large fuel tanks, if they survived an attack, would have kept the bunker going for weeks after the mains electricity had failed.
Last updated 2nd August 1996
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