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== History ==
 
== History ==
the AN/SPS-43 was a long range air search radar in the US Navy. The radar gave 2D (Range and bearing) information. 2 antennae were used: the SPS-29 small ship antenna or the 12.8 m wide large ship antenna, the SPS-37. The system was first introduced in 1961.  
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The AN/SPS-43 was a VHF-band long range air search radar used by the US Navy. The radar gave 2D (range and bearing) information. Two antennae were used: the SPS-29 small ship antenna or the 12.8 m wide large ship antenna, the SPS-37. The SPS-43 used the SPS-37 antenna with improved back-end hardware that greatly enhanced clutter rejection and ECCM performance. The system was first introduced in 1961. It was provided with a Moving Target Indicator (MTI), but in practice this vacuum-tube powered design was unsatisfactory, requiring lots of operator intervention to function, if it was used at all.  A AT-352/UPA-22 IFF antenna was mounted to most units.
  
 
== Used on ==
 
== Used on ==
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* missile cruisers
 
* missile cruisers
 
* amphibious command ships
 
* amphibious command ships
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* [http://www.shipbucket.com/drawings/7239 CV-41 Midway 1970]
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* [http://shipbucket.com/drawings/7613 CLG-5 CG-10 Albany 1962]
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* [http://www.shipbucket.com/drawings/7612 CAG-1 Boston 1967]
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* [http://shipbucket.com/drawings/7619 CLG-4 Little Rock 1967]
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* [http://shipbucket.com/drawings/7621 CLG-5 Oklahoma City 1963]
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* [http://shipbucket.com/drawings/7622 CLG-5 Oklahoma City 1972]
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* [http://shipbucket.com/drawings/7623 CG-5 Oklahoma City 1978]
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* [http://www.shipbucket.com/drawings/7625 CLG-7 Springfield 1970]
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* [http://www.shipbucket.com/drawings/7626 CLG-8 Topeka 1967]
  
 
== Affiliated systems ==  
 
== Affiliated systems ==  

Latest revision as of 22:28, 13 June 2019

AN SPS-43.png

History

The AN/SPS-43 was a VHF-band long range air search radar used by the US Navy. The radar gave 2D (range and bearing) information. Two antennae were used: the SPS-29 small ship antenna or the 12.8 m wide large ship antenna, the SPS-37. The SPS-43 used the SPS-37 antenna with improved back-end hardware that greatly enhanced clutter rejection and ECCM performance. The system was first introduced in 1961. It was provided with a Moving Target Indicator (MTI), but in practice this vacuum-tube powered design was unsatisfactory, requiring lots of operator intervention to function, if it was used at all. A AT-352/UPA-22 IFF antenna was mounted to most units.

Used on

Affiliated systems

Part description

The part has front, back, side and top view of the large ship antenna drawn.

See also