Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: AN/APS-38 in the round radome under the belly
|frequency:||9 320 ± 10 MHz
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||800, 400 or 200 Hz|
|pulsewidth (τ):||0.5, 2.25 or 4.5 µs|
|peak power:||50 kW|
|average power:||20 W|
|instrumented range:||37 NM (≙ 64 km)|
|hits per scan:|
AN/APS-38 was periscope search radar operating in X-Band. It was mounted in a retractable radome under the fuselage of the aircraft, behind the weapons bay.
The radar was developed by Naval Research Laboratory in 1955. The modernization to AN/APS-38A took place in 1960, the decommission started 1971.