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P-15 “Flat Face A”

P-15 (FM 3527)
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Figure 1: “Flat Face” (in the background you can see the “Spoon Rest B”)

The “Strawberry Search Radar” Smiley: verschmitztes Lächeln
- a highly mobile radar unit, special designed for detecting of very low flying aircrafts (russian designator: 1RL12). The P-15 radar system can be deployed and put into operation within 10 minutes!

Changing the directional diagram the both antennae are used in-phase or in opposition.

As an option this radar unit got a special antenna on a pylon with a height up to 150 ft. The maximum height was reduced in turn with that but the antenna diagram bring more closer to the earth's surface for this and the radar unit could also locate extremely low-flying aircrafts This configuration got the NATO reporting name “Squad Eye”.

Beschreibung des Radargerätes; ausgewählte Taktisch-technische Daten
Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Description de l'unité de radar, les caractéristiques techniques tactique
Radar birimi, taktik-teknik özellikleri açıklaması
Описание; Основные тактико-технические характеристики (Базы данных)

frequency: 830…882 MHz
pulse repetition time (PRT): 2 to 4 milliseconds
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 500 to 680 pulses per second
pulsewidth (τ): 2 microseconds
receive time:  
dead time:  
peak power: 270…390 kW
average power: 270 watts
displayed range: 108 nautical miles
range resolution: 0.16 naurical miles
beamwidth: 8 degrees
hits per scan: > 15
antenna rotation: 6 rpm.