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CV56 S-band magnetron, the first strapped magnetron to go into production. At 15kV/15A input this gave between 80 and 100kW peak output power at an efficiency of 40%. It was used in the Type 271Q naval radar. See also CV76 which is a higher power version.

CV56 edge view
CV56 other side

CV56 x-ray
Above: An x-ray of the CV56 showing the strapping.
Below: A picture of a dismantled CV56 (Photo by Mark Atherton)
CV56 internal pic

Thanks to Jan Heering for donating this magnetron

This file was last modified 15:33:06, Tuesday September 02, 2014

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