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Korshun

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: Korshun in a MiG-17P (SP2)

Figure 1: Korshun in a MiG-17P (SP2)

Specifications
frequency: J-band
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receiving time:
dead time:
peak power:
average power:
instrumented range: 8.5 km
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

Korshun

The Korshun (Cyrillic: «Коршун»; - “Kite Hawk”, NATO designation: “Wet Eye”) was an air-borne surveillance radar operating in the J-band mounted in a bullet radome above the intake.

The radar was developed from its predecessor, the “Toriy” radar («Торий»), in the mid-1940s and was available to the Soviet Air Force from 1949. It was used in small numbers in early Russian fighters starting with the MiG-15bis type, the Mig-17P type and LA-200. The tracking of a single target was still made manually. The possible maximum range was disappointing.