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APS-15 Airborne Radar


Diagram of APS-15/H2X airborne radar

Naval History and Heritage Command


Specifications:


Wavelength     
3 cm
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)

Scope
PPI
Accuracy
Range accuracy 1%.
Bombing accuracy 440 yards (400m)
Weight
370 lbs
168 kg
Production
From 1944-2

Also known as H2X, the AN/APS-15 airborne surface search radar was quite similar in capability to H2S, giving a typical bombing accuracy of about 1800 meters. It was equipped with IFF.

References

Buderi (1998)


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