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Type 14

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: Type 14

Figure 1: Type 14

Specifications
frequency: 2 940 … 3 060 MHz
(S-Band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 500 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 1.9 µs
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 500 kW
average power: 475 W
instrumented range:
range resolution: 310 yd
accuracy:
beamwidth: 1.5°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

Type 14

Type 14 was operating in S-Band air surveillance radar used in the British Chain Home Extra Low (CHEL).

The radar was a direct development of the Type 13 height finder, which often had problems with the nodding mechanism and was then used with a fixed tilt as a simple search radar. Then, to improve the bearing resolution, the antenna was mounted rotated 90°. For better coverage for elevation angles, a second antenna was later mounted above the first antenna with the tilt slightly raised. The transmit power was split between the two antennas. This design was then named “AMES Type 14 Mark Ⅲ”. The transmitter and receiver are identical to the Type 277 naval radar.

Picture gallery of AMES Type 14

Figure 2: AMES Type 14 Mark Ⅲ