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AN/TPS-22

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: View of Monkey Mountain: in the foreground the brighter radome of the AN/TPS-34, behind it the perfectly spherical radome of the AN/TPS-22

Figure 1: View of Monkey Mountain: in the foreground the brighter radome of the AN/TPS-34, behind it the perfectly spherical radome of the AN/TPS-22

Specifications
frequency: 406 … 450 MHz
(UHF-Band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 295 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 5 µs
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 2 MW
average power:
instrumented range: 750 km
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 6 min⁻¹
MTBCF:
MTTR:

AN/TPS-22

The AN/TPS-22 was an operating in UHF-Band long range surveillance radar using a rotating balloon antenna, so called Paraballoon Antenna (see: AN/TPS-27).

It was operational during the Vietnam war on the so called Monkey Mountain (16°08'02.0" N   108°14'48.3" E) It was easy to install, but had problems during tropical storms, which destroyed the antenna in 1968.


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