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|Range||18 miles or 29 km (submarine)
40 miles or 64 km (cruiser)
90 miles or 140 km (coastline)
Minimum range 400 yards (370 m)
||5547 sets from 1942-10 to
Also known as "George" or AN/APS-2, the ASG played an important role
in the antisubmarine war in the
Atlantic. It was mounted in the PBM
Mariner, PBJ Mitchell,
and PB4Y Liberator.
Installation in the PBJ and PB4Y required replacement of the ventral
turret with the radome. The PB4Y was still under development when the
ASG came into production and became the first aircraft deliberately
designed with space for a radar set.
The set had provisions for IFF. It became obsolescent for
antisubmarine work in the Atlantic when the Germans began using 10 cm radar
detectors and the Allies were forced to switch to 3 cm radar sets.
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