The FuG 202 is a German airborne target detection (search) radar. In game it is the most common German radar, found fitted to German aircraft from Rank 1 to Rank 4.
Vehicles equipped with this radar
General info / usage
The FuG 202 is only a target detection radar, so cannot track targets or provide a lead indicator. The FuG 202 (and the FuG 220) are unique in that they do not scan for targets; instead radar blips update instantly and continuously on the radar display, providing an accurate indication of where the targets are. As a trade-off the radar has a short range of only 4 km and relatively narrow detection angles.
|4,000 m||4,000 m||200 m||4 km|
Comparison with analogues
Compared to other target detection radars the FuG 202 has a poor detection range of only 4 km. It also has a fairly poor ±30° azimuth scan angle, but the elevation scan angle (also ±30°) is fairly good. The radar display also update instantly unlike most other radars.
Pros and cons
- Instantly updating radar display
- Good elevation scan angles
- Very poor range of 4 km
- Azimuth scan angles not that good
The FuG 202 was a member of the German Lichtenstein family of airborne radars, the only widely deployed airborne interception radars used by German night fighters during WW2. The FuG 202, also known as the Lichtenstein B/C entered service in 1942, on night fighters including variants the Bf 110, Ju 88 and Do 217. The radar consisted of thirty-two small antennas, fitted in four groups of eight, in an array known as the Matratze (mattress).
Although the He 219 did use the FuG 202 in its early prototypes the A-7 variant in game is fitted with the Hirschgeweih (stag's antlers) antennas, used on the FuG 220 (Lichtenstein SN-2) radar, suggesting that in game this vehicle is equipped with the FuG 202 radar in error.
An excellent addition to the article would be a video guide, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.
- Airborne Radars
- FuG 220 (another German WW2 radar)
- AI Mk. X (a radar found on some American war-time aircraft)