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AN/APG-5

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Specifications
frequency: 2 500 MHz
(S band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receiving time:
dead time:
peak power: 500 W
average power:
instrumented range: 2.75 km
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth: 28°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

AN/APG-5

The AN/APG-5 was operating in the S band lightweight air-borne fire-control radar equipment developed from experimental SCR-523 radar. It is an automatic ranging equipment (air range only, ARO radar) that supplies target information to a lead computing sight, as used in the upper and lower gun turrets of aircraft. The antenna, mounted on the gun turret and rotatable with it, directs the transmitted pulses toward a selected target in a 28° wide beam.

First named the SCR-726, the AN/APG-5 came into production by the Galvin Corporation in 1944 (since 1947: Motorola). After successful firing tests with improved units at Eglin Field, Florida, the U.S.Army ordered 400 sets for use in Boeing B-17, B-24, and F-86A-5.