[ Post a Response | The SteelNavy.Com Message Board ]
Stagnation? Surely not
The Germany Navy was well aware that they could never match the RN in quantity, and therefore had to look to better quality. Radar was one of these areas where Germany was ahead of the world - it is worth remembering that the Graf Zepplin's "ferret" mission detected the British Chain Home emissions, but thought that no nation would develop radar using so primitive a technology. It was therefore identified as an overtone from the British electricity system. German systems were superior at this time. There was continuous development and technical changes in electronic technology throughout the war years; it is inconceivable that the Germany navy would watch all this going on but sit on their hands and do nothing to counter obsolescence.
It was only with the introduction of the magnetron and centimetric radars that Germany fell behind, never to recover, but even then they didn't stop trying.
Where is the evidence that that happened? I would think that the naval radar development stagnated.
SteelNavy.Com Home Page