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P-10 “Knife Rest B”

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
P-10 Antenne

Figure 1: P-10 antenna

frequency: VHF-Band
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 100 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 4 or 12 µs
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 55 … 75 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 110 NM
range resolution:
beamwidth: 21 degrees
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 0 … 6 rpm

P-10 “Knife Rest B”

Russian designator: “Volga A” (Cyrillic: «Волга А»)

The historical museum of the German Bundeswehr in Dresden still has one radar unit P-10. Unfortunately, it isn't exhibited publicly. It is stored in the depository. This photo of a (probably) Chinese station therefore here.

Figure 2 is a scan of the magazine “Fliegerrevue”. The mistaken explaining text in the magazine names the radar P-8. But the mast of the P-8 is a tube and not a paled construction. Bottom you can also see the rectangle formed antenna of the interrogator “Kremnij 2”.

P-10 Antenne aus der Fliegerrevue 11/1997
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Figure 2: P-10 antenna, published in Fliegerrevue 11/1997