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CV186 magnetron

The CV186 was used in the Village Inn AGLT (Airborne GunLaying in Turrets) radar fitted in some Lancaster bombers in 1944.

Heater voltage6V
Heater current1.25A
Nominal operating frequency3320MHz
Max anode dissipation150W
Typical operating conditions
Peak anode voltage14kV
Peak anode current9.5A
Field strength1350 gauss
Peak power output35kW
CV186 edge viewCV186 front viewCv186 back view