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S 303 (Marconi)

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: S 303 (Marconi)

Figure 1: S 303 (Marconi)

Specifications
frequency: S + L-Band
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receive time:
dead time:
peak power:
average power:
instrumented range: 100 NM (≙ 185 km)
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

S 303 (Marconi)

S 303 (Marconi) (AMES Type 88 Tactical Control Radar) was a dual frequency band radar system from the early 1960s developed for the Royal Artillery's English Electric Thunderbird VR 725 SAM system. The S 303 antenna comprising a pair of parabolic dishes mounted back-to-back. One of these was S-Band and the other was L-Band. In British Army service this radar was called AD 11.