15 December 1965
ITEM NAME: RIGID RADOME
TYPE: CW-396/GPS, CW-396A/GPS
Ice Load (Max): b in. of glazed ice on upper 1/4 of
surfaces from puncture and to protect the gasket groove
radome, or 16 in. of rime ice on entire structure
in the side flanges from impact fracture damage.
RELATION TO SIMILAR EQUIPMENT
No Ice Load
CW-396/GPS: 150 mph
CW-396A/GPS: 130 mph
covering, whereas Rigid Radome CW-396A/GPS uses
Ice Load (8 in. of Glazed Ice or 16 in. Of Rime
fiberglass cloth covering. The flange depth of the
Ice): 87 mph
CW-396A/GPS is smaller than that of the CW-396/GPS.
Salt Atmosphere: 10 mph (max)
Net Life (lb): 70,000 (during 150 mph wind)
Horizontal Drag (lb): 90,000 (during 150 mph
laminate panels bolted together (fiber- glass
Siting (Arctic Use Only): Site selection for the rigid
laminate panels bolted together (fiberglass
radome is entirely dependent on the siting
requirements of the AS-78t/FPS-19 antenna
housed within the radome structure.
Diameter: 53 ft, 7-1/2 in. (50-ft base)
Mounting: The radome is bolted to a mounting ring
Height: 43 ft (from base mounting ring to top
located on the top platform of a 50-ft-high tower
capable of supporting the 17,000 lb radome.
Diameter: 55 ft (50-ft base)
Related Equipment: Used with but not part of
Height: 43 ft from base mounting ring to top
AN/FPS-3 or AN/FPS-19 radar sets.
Ambient Temperature: -80t'F to plus 160F
PRINCIPAL COMPONENTS AND PHYSICAL DATA
Mast Boom & Gin Pole Assy
Radome Erection Scaffold
NOTE: *The Installation Aids are necessary to effect the radome installation, but are not required for
subsequent operation. Therefore, following radome installation, this equipment is repackaged for