RADCAT Case Directory
  Category 9, RADAR  
Rating: 5  


RADCAT is a revitalized special project now being conducted jointly by NICAP & Project 1947 with the help and cooperation of the original compiler of RADCAT, Martin Shough, to create a comprehensive listing of radar cases with detailed documentation from all previous catalogues, including UFOCAT and original RADCAT.

Three F-86's Unable To Close On Object / GCI Radar Vector
May 14, 1954
Nr. Great Yarmouth, England

Brad Sparks:
May 14, 1954; 10 miles NNW of Great Yarmouth, England, UK. (BBU)
3:40 p.m. Three USAF F-86 jets flown at 40,000 ft Mach 0.85 (560 mph) by Capt. Kenneth J. Scott, Jr., 2nd Lt. Harry Joseph Ickes and 2nd Lt. David B. Clardy, 91st Fighter Sq, were vectored by GCI radar Type 7 at RAF Bawdsey to unidentified object at 8 miles at 1 o'clock to their course traveling at 240 knots IAS, to the S [N?] at 10° azimuth, sighted visually as about 30 ft silver or gray round object as seen from below, showing thin silhouette while turning, at 50,000-60,000 ft. Fighters unable to close on object which made 180° turn and disappeared at high speed beyond conventional aircraft capability, climbing high above ground radar range. (Jan Aldrich)
Dan Wilson:
May 14, 1954; 10 miles NNW of Great Yarmouth, England, UK. (BBU)
The PROJECT 10073 RECORD BRIEF SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS states that the radar maneuvers of object considered improbable for conventional aircraft.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/540514greatyarmouth_rep.htm (Dan Wilson)

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