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Materials:
Aluminum
Paint
Stainless Steel
Plastic
Steel
Brass
Dimensions:
3-D (Main Body): 32.4 x 8.9 x 9.5cm (12 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)
Other (Length of Cord): 67cm (2ft 2 3/8in.)
Type:
AVIONICS-Radar/Electronic Warfare
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
Overall black metal case; w/scope, 1 knob, 14 prong electrical connector
Summary:
A simplified display system was fitted to the AN/APS-4 to produce the "AN/APS-6", also known as the "AIA-1". The new display, which was only about 5 centimeters (2 inches) in diameter, effectively made the AN/APS-6 a "radar gunsight", allowing a fighter pilot to use the radar himself without need for a radar operator. The pilot wore red-tinted goggles to allow him to retain his night vision. The APS-6 was simple to operate (only six knobs), had a range of five miles, and weighed 250 pounds. It featured a double-dot system that displayed a shadow blip to the right of the true blip; this secondary blip showed the target's altitude relative to the aircraft. Intercept Radar (development of US Navy AIA radar); manufactured by Sperry; used in P-38M, F2H-2N, F-82D, F6F-3N/5N, F7F-4N, F8F-1N/2N, F4U-4N/5N; tested in SNB-1. SCR-537
9375 MHz, 40 kW, 1944. Major components:
CS-66ABV Antenna
CS-52ACL Transmitter
CS-46ABG Receiver
CS-52AAZ Indicator-amplifier
CS-62AAQ Junction box
CS-55AAW Indicator
CS-23ACA Control box
Credit Line:
Gift of Tom Wildenberg.
Inventory Number:
A20060138000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv903cdd910-f97c-4641-a93d-523d9860bdcc
EDAN-URL:
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