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|Range||30 miles (50 km) single aircraft
60 miles (100 km) formation of aircraft
||14' by 29' (4.3m by 8.8m)
mattress of two layers of three horizontal dipoles
|Production||About 50 from 1942-12. Those produced before 1944-4 were considered prototypes.
Also known as the Mark 1 Model 2 Type 2, or informally as the "mobile mattress", the Type 12 radar was a Japanese Navy land-based radar. It appears to have been a modification of the Type 11 using the same antenna configuration but mounted on a mobile trailer. The Japanese considered it their best search radar in general use. The Allies discovered examples of this radar at Roi-Namur and Kwajalein.
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