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 British Radar Types (cont.):

Type

Function

Peak Power

Pulse width

PRF

Freq

Notes

70

 

 

 

 

3GHz

Said to be combination of Type 26, (Two type 14's) and several type 13's. Mobile convoy comprising several Radars and control cabin, diesel generators etc.. 8 vehicles for Operations room; 2 for PPI Aerials; 2 for Height finders; 9 for power supplies; rest for communications & workshops. I built up to 1945, eventually 6 built, three retained post-war. Two Type 13's Two type 14's, one high cover, one low. Could handle 8 simultaneous interceptions

71

 

 

 

 

 

Tactical Control of Fighters using Transponders.

72

ACR

 

 

 

X Band

Transportable Airport Control Radar. ACR 111X. Two Separate Radars. At Defford July 1945. Two Aerials mounted back to back on a turntable, one 5' Dia Parabaloid for 25 Mile range and one 51 x 3'9" High Cosecant for 5 Mile Range. One source say 600mhz & 3GHz??

73

 

 

 

 

 

American GCA and British GCA?. Used type 72 and 74

74

GCA

 

 

 

 

Precision Approach for GCA

75

IFF

 

 

 

 

IFF Mk. 3.

76

GCI

 

 

 

 

Combination of Type 27 & 28.

77

GCI

 

 

 

 

Combination of Type 28 & 63.

78

GCI

 

 

 

 

Combination of Types 27, 28 & 75

79

 

 

 

 

 

Believed type no. not used to avoid confusion with Naval Type 79.

80 Mk.1

Early Warning

1Mw

25uS

250

3GHz

Siemens Plessey. Originally known as Green Garlic. First equipment in use Trimmingham 1955.

80 Mk.1

Fighter Control

1Mw

25uS

250

3GHz

Siemens Plessey.

80 Mk.1

Early Warning & Fighter Control

2Mw

25uS

250

3GHz

Siemens Plessey.

81

Fighter Control

 

 

 

 

Development abandoned when it became obvious that this role could be carried out by Type 80 Mk.2 & 3.

82

Tactical Control

2.5Mw

2

500

3GHz

AEI of Trafford Park Manchester. Originally known as Orange Yeoman. Initially used for Tactical Control of Bloodhound missiles, finally used in ATC role.

83

Guided Weapon Control

 

 

 

4/10GHz

BTH then Marconi. Originally known as Yellow River. Mobile tracking and Illuminating Radar for Bloodhound 1 missiles. Called stingray?. Two Radars involved in the equipment.

84

L Band Surveillance

2.5Mw

10

250

1.2GHz

Marconi. Aerial had two back to back parabolic aerials 60' x 21'8". One aerial was used for the radar with 8 horn feeds to give cosec2 radiation pattern. Second aerial was designed to use IFF Mk. 10, but was never used, a conventional forward facing IFF was used.

85

High Power Early Warning

54Mw

10

250

2.75-3.25GHz

AEI, now Marconi. Originally known as Blue Yeoman. 12 Transmitters of at least 4.5Mw each. Average of 12Kw. Could be 8Mw Peak, 20Kw average. Aerial was a parabolic at 60' x 21'8". Commissioned 1966-68. Fitted with Pulse Compression and Polariser about 1973.

86

Guided Weapon Control

 

 

 

10GHz

Ferranti. Originally known as Blue Anchor. Mobile Carrier wave Illuminator for Bloodhound 2 called Firelight. 2.1 Metre parabolic dish.

87

Balloon Borne Early Warning

600Kw

1.2uS

500

3GHz

Known as Blue Joker. Cancelled in 1960. See Separate entry.

87

Guided Weapon Control (Bloodhound Mk.2)

 

 

 

 

Marconi. Originally this type number may have been allocated to Blue Joker, the balloon borne radar cancelled in 1960. Certainly applied to this Fire Control system later called Scorpion. Fixed tracking and illuminating radar for Bloodhound 2 missile. Preserved at Musselborough, Norfolk. Two radar systems on one base. Carrier Wave Doppler System.

88

Tactical Control Surveillance

 

 

 

1.3GHz 3GHz

Known as Green Ginger in conjunction with Type 89. Believed to be Marconi S330. Two antennas back to back, one D band one E/F band. E/F Band may be dual beam. Installed at Benbecula?

89

Tactical Control Height Finder

 

 

 

3GHz

Known as Green Ginger in conjunction with Type 88. Believed to be Marconi S404??

90

Early Warning & Fighter Control

 

 

 

 

Prototype type Marconi Martello. . One only produced. Trialed and then sold to "a middle Eastern Country"

91

Early Warning & Fighter Control

132Kw

 

250?

1.3GHz?

Marconi Martello. Type No S723A. 4 supplied to RAF. 5Kw average power. Was Used at Staxton until late 1997. 723A has 8 beams in elevation, 723C has 6. 500Km range.

92

Early Warning & Fighter Control

 

 

 

2.9-3.1Ghz

GE 592 Radar . two supplied to RAF. This is a version of the TPS-59, or the similar FPS117.

93

Early Warning & Fighter Control

1.1Mw

 

250?

3GHz

Plessey AR320. 6 Supplied. Used at Staxton Wold. 76 linear arrays with 80 slots. 150Kw peak, 6Kw average. (One source says 24Kw average) 250Km range on 1 metre Squared target. Mean power 24Kw. 200 Mile range at 1.1Mw. Another version with 150Kw TX, range is 150 Miles.

94

 

 

 

 

 

Plessey AR3D circa 1982? Forerunner of Plessey AR 320 (Type 93).

95

Early Warning & Fighter Control

 

 

 

 

Marconi S259. Known to have been deployed at Saxa Vord when the type 80 was being maintained.

96

Early Warning & Fighter Control

 

 

 

 

Made by GEC-Marconi. Two antennas back to back. Probably different frequency bands. Possibly Model S648 or similar?

99

Tactical Control

4Mw

6.5uS

250

2.9-3.1GHz

TPS-43 captured on Canopus Hill in the Falklands. Transportable system. Made by Westinghouse. 3D Radar with 6 beams in elevation over 20 degree. Range 260 miles. 16 frequencies. Linear beam Twystron output device. Successor to TPS-27. 6.7Kw mean power

100

 

 

 

 

 

Ground Based Beacon for "H" navigation system. Three versions: Fixed; Heavy Mobile; Light Mobile, (also capable of operating as a Gee chain for Gee-H)

101

Long Range tactical Control

 

 

 

 

Plessey AR 327 system. Built to ASR 918. Highly mobile. Can be carried by two Hercules or under-slung from a Chinook.

700

 

 

 

 

 

RAF Designation of LORAN.

7000

 

 

 

 

 

Gee Ground Stations

9000

 

 

 

 

 

OBOE Ground Stations.


 

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