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PRV-16


NATO: Thin Skin B


Overview


PRV-16B

Slovak army PRV-16B with radar in stowed position.
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Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Radar system
Entered service
1970
Status
Limited service
Development
1965 - late 1960's
Developer
Soviet Union - VNIIRT
Soviet Union - LEMZ
Production
1970 - ?
Producer
Soviet Union - LEMZ / Lianozovsky electromechanical plant
Designations
Thin Skin B (NATO reporting name)
1RL132 (GRAU index)
Nadozhnost (nickname)
Russian for "reliability"

Variants


PRV-16

Early production model. Both radar and generator are trailer mounted and towed by truck. Based on lessons learned production switched to PRV-16A and B.

PRV-16A

Improved PRV-16. Radar mounted KrAZ-214 or KrAZ-255 truck. Power is supplied by separate towed generator. GRAU index 1RL132A.

PRB-16B

Final an most common model. PRV-16B is an integrated truck mounted variant based on KrAZ-255B1 chassis. Designed to cooperate with the mobile P-40 radar, which also serves as external power supply. External generator units are only used for prolonged static use. GRAU index 1RL132B.

Media


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PRV-16B is designed to cooperate with P-40 radar system. Both systems serve as integrated system, with PRV-16B data being used to improve 3D radar output of the P-40. The P-40 serves as external power source for PRV-16B.