Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: AN/APS-10
|frequency:||9 375 ±55 MHz
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||405 or 810 Hz|
|pulsewidth (τ):||2.2 or 0.8 µs|
|peak power:||10 kW|
|instrumented range:||50 NM (≙ 92 km)|
|hits per scan:|
|antenna rotation:||30 rpm|
AN/APS-10 was operating in the X-Band air-borne search, navigation, and bombing radar. This radar is designed to serve as a general-purpose natigational aid, to provide adequate radar mapping and storm warning for most navigational purposes, and is equipped to interrogate and receive radar beacons. The rotating antenna was mounted in a radome.
The radar was a wartime (1944) developement. The production began in January 1945. It used a magnetron of type 2J42 and a hydrogen thyratron (3C45) modulator.