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Type 281 Air Search Radar


Photograph of Type 281 radar antenna

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Specifications:


Wavelength 350 cm
Pulse Width 2 or 15 microsecond
Pulse Repetition Frequency     
50 Hz
Power 350 kW to 1 MW
Range 88 to 115 nautical miles (160 to 210 km) at 16,000 feet (5000 meters)
38 to 50 nautical miles (70 to 90 km) at 3000 feet (370 meters)
22 to 28 nautical miles (40 to 50 km) at 1000 feet (300 meters)
7 to 9 nautical miles (13 to 17 km) at 100 feet (30 meters)
Accuracy
100 yards/1 degrees
90 meters/1 degrees
Production
From 1941-2 onwards.

The Type 281 was a British naval air search radar, available early in the war in the Pacific. It became the principal type for heavy warships.


References

Buderi (1998)

Proc (accessed 2010-1-19)


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