HOME
GAZ 69
POLISH ARMY BIKES
THE POLISH SOLDIER
SHOWS AND EVENTS
LINKS AND CONTACT

 

All details about Orel-1.

GAZ 69 OREL-1 (Eagle-1)

Work on the project for the mobile radio prelengator for long and medium frequencies, called Orel-D commenced under the USSR Ministry of Defence decree number 827/367ss 1959. The contract number 21 of 30/07/1959.
In 1960 the GAZ 69 was selected and the radio-transparent wooden hardtop covered with the canvas for camouflage was designed.
By the end of 1962 the sketch-engineering design was finished and the first prototype was ready for laboratory tests.
The apparatus "Orel-D" was a radio direction finder with a visual bearing indicator, with the ability to work on the move and stationary.
Designed for finding the direction of radios transmitting in a range of frequencies between 150 kHz to 1900 GHz.

It provides:
A) simultaneous and independent reception and station search by two operators using omnidirectional antennas;
B) visual and auditory direction finding by one of the operators while the second operator can search and identify on non-directional antenna.
The equipment consists of two radio stations, a visual display, blocks of antennas with a goniometer, motor and electrical components.

Re-designed apparatus now called "Orel-1" was placed in a GAZ-69E. It consisted of a direction finder "RP-5" instead of the dual-finder, and the transmitter "Tvertsa." The rest of the equipment of the station "Orel-1" was the same as on the "Orel-D." Power for the entire station was provided by a battery pack 6ST-54 that provides operation without recharging for 20 hours. Production started in 1968.
It is estimated that about 10 units per year were produced.

 

 

Click the picture to see full size diagram of the apparatus.

 


Directional finder RP-5


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

HOME
GAZ 69
POLISH ARMY BIKES
THE POLISH SOLDIER
SHOWS AND EVENTS
LINKS AND CONTACT

 

Copyright © 2012 Voytek Wojciechowski.
Site design and maintenance by Voytek Wojciechowski.