FPS-26

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FPS-26 Long Range Height Finder Radar Set - A Long Range Height Finder Radar set built by Avco Corporation. Deployed to long range radar sites in the 1960s and used within the SAGE System.

Selfridge AFB Radar Site after Closure, FPS-26 Radar Tower in Center, FPS-35 Radar Tower in the Back

FPS-26 Height Finder Radar

FPS-26 Height Finder Radar
Element Value Notes
Nomenclature FPS-26
Origins
Variants FPS-26A
Manufacturer Avco Corporation
Type Height Finder
Number Made
IEEE Band C
Frequency 5400-5900 MHz FD
PRF
Pulse Width
Rotation Speed
Power 5 MW ~
Range Long Range
Altitude
Introduced 1960s
Makah AFS FPS-26A Antenna, now at McChord AFB Former SAGE Direction Center DC-12

See Also:

Sources:

  • Winkler, David F., Searching the skies: the legacy of the United States Cold War defense radar program, USAF Hq Air Combat Command, 1997, 192 pages, Pdf, page 82.
  • MIL-HDBK-162A, 15 Dec 1965.

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