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SCR-547 Radar

SCR-547 Mobile Microwave Radar-Optical Height Finder


SCR-547

DESCRIPTION: Mobile microwave radar-optical height finder. (Slant range supplied by radar; azimuth and angular height by optical tracking.) Set consists of antenna trailer, tractor, and spare parts truck. Early models also include a power van.
USES: To supply slant range or altitude to Antiaircraft Artillery fire control instruments.
PERFORMANCE
AND SITING:
Maximum range (limited by data transmission system), 25,000 yds. Useful range is generally limited by visibility. Minimum range, 300 yds. Average range error, ± 25 yds. Altitude limits, 300 to 10,000 yds. Set should be sited for maximum visibility.
TRANSPORTABILITY: Set is transported in vehicles, the largest of which weighs 7.7 tons and measures 8' x 10' x 211/2'. Total weight of set without power van is 16.6 tons; with power van, 24.3 tons.
INSTALLATION: Five trained men can set up and synchronize the equipment with associated director in 20 minutes.
PERSONNEL: Three operators and a chief radar Operator are minimum requirement. When power van is used, additional personnel is needed.
POWER: Early models use power from van-mounted engine-driven generator, consuming 1 gal. gas per hour. Later models receive power from Antiaircraft Gun Battery power plant, the peak power required being about 3.5 KVA, single phase.

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