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REL3C / CV38 S-band magnetron

The magnetron measures 190x75x36mm overall, plus leads, and weighs 600g.

The REL3C is equivalent to E1198 and CV38. It was used in the AI Mk VII, the first air interception radar.

The CV64 superseded the CV38 in airborne equipment in 1942.

This REL3C carries the serial number is 22776. See also REL3D (E1189/NT98)

Heater voltage 6V
Heater current 1.2A
Nominal operating frequency 3297MHz
Max anode dissipation 150W
Typical operating conditions
Peak anode voltage 8kV
Peak anode current 7A
Field strength 1050 gauss
Peak output power 7kW

 

CV38 inside view

REL3C markings

REL3C

CV38

REL3C side view

Cv38 quarter view

This file was last modified 15:42:44, Tuesday September 02, 2014