Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: Type 273Q
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|peak power:||100 kW|
|instrumented range:||42 km|
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The Type 273Q is an operating in S-Band naval surveillance radar. It was developed by the end of 1941 and in production in 1942. The radar used a strapped magnetron CV56 and rectangular waveguides. The reflector had a diameter of 4 ft 6". Type 173Q in a big ship (i.e. less rolling) gave 46.000 yards against a Battleship, 15.500 yards against a U-boat and 12 to 15 miles against low flying aircraft.