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The QBE-3 sonar is an all-but-obsolete passive range and bearing finder designed for small anti-submarine warfare craft. The sonar is hand-held in a retractable, "fish type" (torpedo-shaped) dome.

The QBE-3 was developed in the early 1940s from the QBE submarine sonar, which in turn was a converted JK-9 small ASW ship sonar. The QBE family of sonars was developed for Lend-Lease ships that were being transferred to Great Britain early in World War II.


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