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Type 6

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: 18th December 1942, A Light Warning Set in a Tent

frequency: 176 … 212 MHz
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 85 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 18 NM (≙ 33 km)
range resolution:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 4 min⁻¹

Type 6

The AMES Type 6 alias “Light Warning Set” (LWS) was operating in VHF-Band surveillance radar during the World War II. It was a British equivalent of the American SCR-602-T1.

The radar was fitted with an identification kit (IFF) Mk.3, in Figure 1 the vertical omnidirectional antenna.