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Rainbow weather radar

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: Rainbow weather radar

frequency: X-band
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receiving time:
dead time:
peak power: 70 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 200 NM (≙ 370 km)
range resolution:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:

Rainbow weather radar

Rainbow weather radar was operating in X-band precipitation radar introduced by Marconi Company Ltd in 1964.

The antenna was mounted on an aluminium cone containing the transmitter and receiver in pan-climatic installation, so that the whole assembly need only be emplaced and connected to a mains supply. A single multi-core lead connects to the display up to 3,000 ft away. The automatically or manually controlled parabolic reflector antenna withstand winds of up to 120 knots.