Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: AN/APQ-13
|frequency:||9 375 MHz
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||1350 or 675 Hz|
|pulsewidth (τ):||0.5; 0.75; 2.25 µs|
|peak power:||35 kW|
|instrumented range:||100 NM (≙ 185 km)|
|hits per scan:|
|antenna rotation:||13 min⁻¹|
AN/APQ-13 “Mickey” is an operating in X-Band airborne bombing radar. It was used on B-29s during World War II in the Pacific theater for high altitude area bombing, search and navigation.
The antenna is a Cutler feed with a parabolic reflector. It forms an inverse cosecant squared pattern (because the antenna in figure 1 is installed upside down in the radome under the fuselage).
The AN/APQ-23D is identical to the AN/APQ-13 with exception of the modification kit MX-344/APQ.