and a PRP-3, Small Fred:
did this simply because O8 didn't make them. However, this past month, Marcin very kindly obliged and produced some. I bought a few and I've now dug out my converted ones and replaced them with Marcin's:
Big Fred (SNAR-10) is a battlefield surveillance radar used for finding and tracking stationary and moving targets, such as convoys, rocket or tube artillery, and even individual armored vehicles. The radar is sensitive enough that it can even see bursts of artillery shells and so can be used to correct the fall of shot from friendly batteries. Big Fred is effective to a range of about 12.5 miles (20km).
Small Fred (PRP-3) is an artillery counter-battery radar, again with an effective range of about 12.5 miles, used to locate enemy artillery and mortars. It is also used to direct the fire of friendly artillery. The PRP-3 has been superseded by PRP-4 which mounts a more advanced radar, Tall Mike:
That's it for this mid-week post. More from me this weekend.