Operational Characteristics of Radar
Classified by Tactical Application
Prepared by Authority of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, by the
Radar Research and Development Sub-Committee of the Joint
Committee on New Weapons and Equipment
1 AUGUST 1943
WASHINGTON, D. C.
- The publication "U.S. Radar - Operational Characteristics of Available Equipment Classified by Tactical Application", short title FTP 217, is issued for the guidance of those concerned in planning of future operations.
- FTP 217 is effective upon receipt. It is a SECRET registered publication, and is to be transported, handled, and accounted for by U.S. Navy holders in compliance with U.S. Navy Regulations and the current edition of the Registered Publications Manual or by U.S. Army holders in accordance with A.R. 380-5. The Adjutant General's Office, Operations Branch, 2-B-939, Pentagon Building, Washington, D.C., is designated as the office of record, for U.S. Army holders.
- It is forbidden to make extracts from or to copy this publication without specific authority from The Joint Chiefs of Staff, except as provided for in Article 516 of the Registered Publications Manual.
- FTP 217 is not intended for use in aircraft. When not in use, it is to be given secure stowage as provided in the Registered Publications Manual or A.R. 380-5.
WILLIAM R. PURNELL
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Deputy Chief of staff
Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Fleet
and Chief of Naval Operations
JOSEPH T. McNARNEY
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army
Deputy Chief of Staff
TABLE OF CONTENTS
* Available for issue in latter part of 1943.
Introduction 1 Shipborne Search Sets 13 CXAM and CXAM-1 Long Wave Search Sets for Large Ships 14 SC, SC-1, SC-2, and SC-3 Long Wave Search Sets for Destroyers and Larger 15 SK Long Wave Search Set for Large Ships 16 SG Microwave Search Set for Destroyers and Larger 17 SA and SA-1 Long Wave Search Sets for Destroyers 18 SH Microwave Search and Fire Control Set for Cargo Ships 19 SF Microwave Search Set for Destroyer Escorts and Lighter 20 SE Microwave Search Set for Small Ships 21 SL Microwave Search Set for Small Ships 22 SD-a, SD-1, SD-2, and SD-3 Long Wave Search Sets for Submarines 23 SJ Microwave Search and Torpedo Control for Submarines 24 SO Series Microwave Search and Torpedo Control for Small Craft 25 SN and *SQ Portable Microwave Set 26 *SW Portable Medium Wave Set 27 *SB Portable Medium Wave Set 27 Ship Fire Control Sets 29 Mark 3 Medium Wave Fire Control for Main Batteries 30 Mark 8 Microwave Fire Control for Main Batteries 31 Mark 4 and *Mark 12 Medium Wave Fire Control for Dual Purpose Batteries 32 *Mark 10 Microwave Antiaircraft Fire Control 33 *Mark 11 and *Mark 19 Microwave Antiaircraft Fire Control 34 Long-Range Aircraft Warning Sets 35 SCR-270-D Mobile Long Wave Aircraft Warning Set 36 SCR-271-D and SCR-271-E Fixed Long Wave Aircraft Warning Set 37 Seacoast Artillery Sets 39 SCR-582 Fixed Microwave Seacoast Artillery Set 40 *SCR-682 Transportable Microwave Seacoast Artillery Set 41 SCR-296-A Fixed Medium Wave Coast Artillery Fire Control Set 42 *Mark 16 Mobile Microwave Search and Fire Control Set 43 Searchlight Control Sets 46 SCR-268 and SCR-268-B Mobile Long Wave Searchlight Control Set 46 Anti-Aircraft Fire Control Sets 47 SCR-547 Mobile Microwave Radar-Optical Height Finder 48 SCR-545 Mobile Long wave Aircraft Search and Microwave AA Fire Control 49 SCR-584 Mobile Microwave Anti-Aircraft Fire Control Set 50 GCI--Ground or Ship Control-of-Interception Sets 51 SCR-588 Long Wave Aircraft Detector and GCI 52 SCR-527 Mobile Long Wave Aircraft Detector and GCI 53 SCR-615-A and SCR-615-B Microwave Aircraft Detectors for GCI 54 *SCR-627 Long Wave GCI 55 *SM Microwave Shipborne GCI Set 56 AI -- Aircraft Interception Sets 57 SCR-540 Long Wave AI Set 58 SCR-520-B and SCR-720-A Microwave AI Sets 59 AIA Microwave AI Set for Single-Seated Fighters 60 Lightweight Aircraft Warning Sets 61 SCR-602-A and SCR-602-T6 Light Transportable Aircraft Detectors 62 *AN/TPS-1 (*SCR-602-T3) Light Transportable Aircraft Detector 63 *AN/TPS-3 (*SCR-602-T8) Light Transportable Aircraft Detector 64 ASV -- Air-to-Surface Search Sets 65 SCR-521-A or ASVC, and SCR-521-B or ASE Long Wave ASV Sets 66 ASA Medium Wave ASV Set 67 ASB and "ASB Series" Medium Wave ASV Sets 68 SCR-517-A, SCR-517-B or ASC-1, and SCR-517-C Microwave ASV Sets 69 SCR-717-A and SCR-717-B Microwave Small-Package ASV Sets 70 ASD Microwave ASV Set 71 ASG, ASG-1, AN/APS-2a, (ASG-2) and AN/APS-2 (ASG-3) Microwave ASV Sets 72 *AN/APS-3 (ASD-1) Microwave ASV and Torpedo-Laying Set 73 *AN/APS-4 (ASH) Lightweight ASV and Interception Set 74 Bombing Aids 75 AN/APQ-5 (RC-217) Bombing Attachment to Microwave ASV Sets 76 *AN/APS.15 Microwave ASV and High Altitude Bombing Set 77 Navigation Sets 79 SCR-518-A or AYA High-Altitude Pulse Altimeter 80 *SCR-718 Pulse Altimeter 81 AYB, AN/ARN-1 (RC-24 and AYD-5) and AN/APN-1 (AYF) Low-Altitude FM Altimeters 82 SCR-640, SCR-621 or YH, and *YJ Long Wave Racons 83 *AN/CPN-3 (*SCR-620 or *YK) and *AN/CPN-6 Microwave Ground or Shipborne Racons 84 *AN/TPN-1 and *AN/PPN-1 Light Weight Long Wave "Eureka" Racons 85 *AN/APN-2 Airborne Long wave "Rebecca" Interrogator-Responsor 86 LORAN Long-range Navigation System 87 IFF -- Identification Sets 89 IFF -- Introduction 90 SCR-535 or ABE, and ABD Mark II Airborne Transpondors 95 SCR-595, ABK or BK -- Mark III Airborne or Shipborne Transpondors 96 SCR-695 or ABF Mark III Airborne Transpondor 97 *AN/APX-1 Mark III Airborne Transpondor 98 *AN/APX-2 (ABJ) Mark III Airborne IRT 99 *AN/APA-1 Pilot Repeat Indicator 100 SCR-729 Mark III Airborne IR 100 *AN/APN-8 Airborne Radar Transpondor beacon 101 BL and *BM Mark III (A Band) Shipborne IR 101 BN Mark III (A Band) Low Power Shipborne IR 102 *BO Mark III (G Band) High Power Shipborne IR 102 MARK III IR'S FOR ARMY GROUND EQUIPMENT 103 Miscellaneous 105 MAD (Type 4B2, AN/ASO-1, AN/ASQ-1a, AN/AS1-3) Magnetic Detectors 106 AN/CRT-1 and AN/ARR-3 Sono-Radio buoys 107 Glossary of Terms 109 List of Equipments by Army-Navy Joint Designation 113