Anstruther: Type 80 radar `modulator building'



© 1996 Richard Lamont

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 this building.

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.


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