Fire control radar Mark VII

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Feuerleitradar Mark VII at the Flieger-Flab-Museum

Fire control radar Mark VII was used from 1958 to 1967 by the Swiss Air Force.

The fire control radar Mark VII replaced searchlights and listening devices in the Swiss Air Force.

The fire control radar Mark VII determined in the following operating elements of the measuring point, side angle, position angle and distance of destinations for the calculation of the necessary conditions for firing heavy anti-aircraft guns and side elevation and temperature for the Command device 43/50R. There was an automatic data transmission to the Command-device (Kommandogerät) 43/50R. It was also possible with the fire control radar Mark VII to receive and process data from the Target allocation radar TPS-1E. The air-conditioned two-axle car trailer housed a radar control console with two screens, the servo drive for the control of parabolic antenna, the Parallax computer META, the radio station SE-411 and a field telephone.

12 instances were manufactured by British Thomson-Houston of Leicester, England. Replacing of fire control radar Mark VII started in 1965 with the Super Fledermaus (Bat) fire control of Oerlikon Contraves.


  • Weight: 5900 kg
  • Height: 3.43 m
  • Length: 5.75 m
  • Width: 2.3 m
  • Frequency: 3000-3120 MHz
  • Pulse duration: 0.5 microsecond
  • Pulse repetition frequency: 1500 Hz
  • Peak power: 200W
  • Target detection range: 36 km
  • Crew: 1 officer and 1 NCO, 4 soldiers (2 orter, 1 referring, 1 powerunit manager).

Kommandogerät HASLER Modell 43/50R[edit]

Commando device HASLER Model 43/50R

24 copies of the 83 total units of the KGT model 43/50 was equipped to work with the fire control radar MARK VIII with a radar pointer stick and called Ktg 43/50R. Equipped with receiver (synchronous) of the target data, page, position angle and distance with a result in the radar system pointer stick. electric drive for straightening

  • Operation: 1 NOC and 5 soldiers
  • Range 800 - 10200m
  • Speedrange: 0-200m / s
  • Weight of the device: 424 kg
  • Tripod weight: 80 kg