Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Bild 1: AN/TPS-2
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The AN/TPS-2 (former: SCR-602-T7) is a 2D lightweight medium range early warning radar. It was transportable by aircraft, jeep, or pack and could easily erected and simple to operate. AN/TPS-2 could detect a bomber at 100 km in an altitude of 10 000 ft.
The AN/TPS-2 used an antenna consisting of a group of 16 dipoles in front of a common flat reflector. The transmitter operated at nearly 400 megacycles (75 cm wavelength).
An/TPS-2 was introduced into service in the Pacific in 1944, and inactivated in 1949. This radar is a copy of a British radar and was originally known as SW (CXCA). In the Royal Airforce was used the designation Type 62.
- Military Standardization Handbook United States Radar Equipment Manual TM 11-487C-1 1965, p. 510ff