AN/APG-26

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Description

The AN/APG-26 is an American airborne target tracking radar. In game it is found fitted to high tier American, British and Japanese aircraft, in conjunction with the AN/APS-21 target detection (search) radar.

Vehicles equipped with this radar

General info / usage

The AN/APG-26 is a target tracking radar so can lock onto targets providing the layer with ranging and closing speed information. It can also provide a firing lead indicator allowing for accurate firing of the player's gun. The radar can lock onto targets at a range of only 4 km, so the AN/APS-21 should be used to detect targets at longer ranges

Radar Characteristics
Maximum
Tracking
Range
Minimum
Tracking
Range
Azimuth Tracking
Angle
Elevation Tracking
Angle
4,000 m 150 m ±60° ±60°

Comparison with analogues

Compared the the soviet RP-5 tracking radar the AN/APG-26 has slightly worse minimum and maximum ranges, but wider tracking angles.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Wide tracking angles

Cons:

  • Slightly worse range than soviet counterpart

History

Main article: AN/APS-21

The AN/APG-26 was developed by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, along with the AN/APS-21, as part of their AN/APQ-35 radar suite. See the AN/APS-21 page for details.

Media

An excellent addition to the article would be a video guide, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

See also

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on weapon;
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