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Type 86

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: Type 86 on display at the Aerospace Museum at RAF Cosford.

Figure 1: Type 86 on display at the Aerospace Museum at RAF Cosford.

Specifications
frequency: X-Band
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receive time:
dead time:
peak power:
average power:
instrumented range:
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

Type 86

The AMES Type 86 is operating in X-Band continuous wave target illumination radar providing the guidance signal for semi-active missiles. The radar was used in conjunction with the mobile Bloodhound Mk.Ⅱ and Thunderbird Mk.Ⅱ systems. Indigo Corkscrew was the development name of the Type 86 radar and was later renamed Firelight on export versions.