Vehicles equipped with this radar
General info / usage
The AN/VPS-2 is only a tracking radar, this means it can lock onto targets and provide a firing lead indicator, but cannot detect targets and place them on the radar display. As the AN/VPS-2 is the only radar on the M163 this means that the M163 has no search capability, the player must go into their sight, place the cross hairs over a target and then lock on. Once locked on the AN/VPS-2 can track a target through 360°, out to a maximum range of 7 km.
|In order to lock on you must be looking through your sight, position the crosshair over a target (within 7 km) and press the lock on key. The target must be within a 2° cone from the centre of the crosshair.|
|7,000 m||100 m||360°||-20°/+85°||15 m/s (54 km/h)||1,000 m/s (3,600 km/h)|
Comparison with analogues
Compared to other tracking radars the AN/VPS-2 has an poor maximum range of only 7 km ( not as bad as the 3JB10), the minimum range is decent at only 100m. The minimum relative speed is about average. Being able to track targets through 360 degrees once locked on is an advantage compared to other radars.
Pros and cons
- Can track targets through a full 360 degrees
- Decent minimum range
- Poor maximum range
- Requires use of scope to tock on to targets
The AN/VPS-2 is a small range-oly radar developed in America. In reality the gunner of the vehicle would have to keep their scope over the target continuiusly; the radar would then feed ranging information into a coumputer which would then calculate the lead required to hit the target.
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- encyclopedia page on weapon;
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