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AN/APQ-13 Airborne Radar


Photograph of AN/APQ-13 radar set components

U.S. Air Force. Via tpub.com


Specifications:


Wavelength     
3 cm
Pulse width
0.5 microseconds
Pulse repetition frequency      
1350 Hz
Scan rate
13 rpm in search mode
50 scans per minute in sector scan mode
Power
1 kW
Range
15 nautical miles (28 km) on harbor buoys

40 nautical miles (74 km) on 5000-ton ship

95 nautical miles (176 km) on large coastal city

Minimum range 200 yards (180 m)

Antenna
Parabolic
Scope
PPI
Accuracy
Range accuracy 1%.
Bombing accuracy 440 yards (400m)
Weight
370 lbs
168 kg

The AN/APQ-13 "Mickey" airborne bombing radar was a refinement of H2X complete with an impact predictor used in the B-29 Superfortress. Its greatest failing was a lack of resolution, which limited its use to large, distinct targets.

References

"Development of Airborne Armamament 1910-1961" (1961-10; accessed 2011-11-30)

radar.tpub.com (1965-12-16; accessed 2013-2-18)

U.S. Air Force TM-11-487C-1 (1965; accessed 2011-11-30)



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