for any input.
In a description of 3D radars, I read: "a 3D radar functions much like a 2D system, but provides an elevation
search pattern in additoin to horizontal and vertical search patterns.... azimuth is provided as the antenna rotates
continuously ... 3D radars determine altitude by scanning
the vertical plane in discrete increments (steps) ... mechanically or electronically"
Is a warship's 3D height-finding radar (a mechanical scan one, not a phased array) essentially the same
as the radar in the nose of a fighter aircraft? That is, a radar that spins around its axis and looks
in a particular direction, as opposed to rotating horizontally for 360 degree scan? Or am I mixing things up?