Lightweight Aircraft Warning Sets

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SCR-602-A & SCR-602-T8 Light Transportable Aircraft Detectors

SCR-602-A
SCR-602-A

DESCRIPTION: Light transportable, long wave medium-range early warning aircraft detector. Azimuth and range supplied on HR and PPI scopes.
USES: To provide early warning of aircraft in assault operations from beachheads, isolated installation, captured air bases, etc. Provides limited warning until heavier, longer-range and more accurate equipment can be installed. Is not designed to operate continuously for more than 500 hours without a complete overhaul and replacement of major components. IFF equipment RC-192 is used.
PERFORMANCE
AND SITING:
Maximum range on a single medium bomber flying at indicated altitudes when set is on a flat sea level site:

Altitude, feet 1000 5000 20,000 25,000
Range, miles 17 35 65 70

Set should be installed on a flat unobstructed site to obtain maximum coverage of high-flying planes. If set must be used in mountainous terrain, it should be sited so as to employ natural screening of nearby hills and ridges to prevent permanent echoes on scope.

TRANSPORTABILITY: Packed in 9 units, weighing a total of 1875 lbs. (for air transport) or 3450 (for export.) Largest unit: 98" x 14" x 313/4". Total shipping space is 331 cu. ft.
INSTALLATION: Operates in a small lightweight tent, and can be set up for operation in 2 hours. For special requirements a small prefabricated building is available to replace tent.
PERSONNEL: 4 men are required for an operating crew. During an assault operation when set must be operated 24 hours per day, a crew of 14 men is required. This crew should be relieved after 2 to 3 weeks.
POWER: Supplied by dual 600 watt 1200 cycle AC generators and 500 watt DC generator driven by 6 h.p. gasoline engine. Fuel consumption is 1/2 gal. per hour non-leaded standard commercial gasoline.

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*AN/TPS-1 (SCR-603-T3) Light Transportable Aircraft Detector

AN/TPS-1
AN/TPS-1

DESCRIPTION: Light transportable, medium-wave early warning aircraft detector. Azimuth and range data supplied on "A" and PPI scopes.
USES: To provide early warning of approaching aircraft in assault operations from such points as beachheads, isolated installations and captured air bases. Provides limited warning until heavier, longer-range and more accurate equipment can be installed. (Is not designed to operate continuously for more than 2000 hours without a complete overhaul and replacement of major components.) IFF equipment RC-192 is used.
PERFORMANCE
AND SITING:
Maximum range on a single medium bomber flying at indicated altitudes when set is on a flat sea level site:

Altitude, feet 1000 5000 20,000 25,000
Range, miles 25 55 53 Unreliable

Set should be installed on a flat unobstructed site to obtain maximum coverage of high-flying planes. If set must be used in mountainous terrain, it should be sited so as to employ natural screening of nearby hills. For best operation, terrain should be clear of any heavy tree clusters for 1000'.

TRANSPORTABILITY: Set is packed for shipment in 8 units weighing a total of 1145 lbs. for air transport) or 1500 lbs. (for export). Total shipping space is 85 cu. ft.
INSTALLATION: Equipment operates in a small light-weight tent, and can be set up for operation in 2 hours.
PERSONNEL: 4 men required for operating crew. During an assault operation when set must be operated 24 hours a day, a crew of 14 men is required. This crew should be relieved after 2 to 3 weeks.
POWER: 115 v. single phase 400 cycle AC, plus 28 v. DC, supplied by 1300 watt AC and 25 watt DC gasoline-driven generators. Fuel consumption is 1/2 gal. per hour, non-leaded standard gasoline.

* Available for issue in latter part of 1943.

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*AN/TPS-3 (SCR-602-T8) Light Transportable Aircraft Detector

AN/TPS-3
AN/TPS-3

DESCRIPTION: Light transportable, medium wave, medium-range early warning aircraft detector. Azimuth and range data supplied on "A" and PPI scopes.
USES: To provide early warning of aircraft in assault operations from beachheads, isolated installations, captured air bases, etc. Provides limited warning until heavier, longer range and more accurate equipment can be installed. (Is not designed to operate continuously for more than 1000 hours without a complete overhaul and replacement of major components.) IFF equipment RC-192 is used.
PERFORMANCE
AND SITING:
Maximum range on a single medium bomber flying at indicated altitudes when set is on a flat sea level site:

Altitude, feet 1000 5000 20,000 25,000+
Range, miles 20 55 60 Unreliable

Set should be installed on a flat, unobstructed site to obtain maximum coverage of high-flying planes. If used in mountainous terrain, it should be sited to employ natural screening of nearby hills.

TRANSPORTABILITY: Set is packed in 4 units, weighing a total of 600 lbs. (for air shipment) or 700 lbs. (for export). Total shipping space is 40 cu. ft.
INSTALLATION: Equipment operates in a small light-weight tent and can be set up for operation in 3 or 4 hours.
PERSONNEL: 4 men are required for an operating crew. During an assault operation when set must be operated 24 hours per day, a crew of 14 men is required. This size crew cannot carry on longer than 2 to 3 weeks under these conditions and must be relieved at that time.
POWER: 115 V single phase 400 cycle AC plus 24 V DC, supplied by 1300 watt AC and 250 watt DC gasoline-driven generator. Fuel consumption is 1/2 gal. per hour, non-leaded standard gasoline.

* Available for issue in latter part of 1943.

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