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SNW 10

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: SNW 12

Figure 1: SNW 12

Specifications
frequency: VHF-Band
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receive time:
dead time:
peak power:
average power:
instrumented range: 160 NM (≙ 300 km)
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

SNW 10

SNW 10 was a maritime early warning radar operating in the VHF-Band It was installed on Spanish frigates in the early 1950s, some of which were later sold to Chile.

The antenna consisted of two rows of three horizontally polarized dipoles, each in front of a commonly used reflector. These dipoles were relatively thick for better bandwidth. The extension to SNW 12 with a higher number of dipoles (see Fig. 1) may not have been realized in practice.