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ID = 15487
United States of America (USA)
Developer: RCA (RCA Victor Co. Inc.); New York (NY) 
Tube type:  Transmitting Triode, air cooled   UHF 
Identical to 8012 = VT-228 = CV662
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First Source (s)
28.Mar.1945 : Electron Tube Registration List 402
Predecessor Tubes 1628  
Successor Tubes 8012A  

Base Wires (Codex=Aw)
Was used by Radar
Filament Vf 6.3 Volts / If 1.92 Ampere / Direct

UHF air cooled transmitting triode, capable of operating as oscillator or amplifier. With forced-air cooling it can deliver 50W at 400MHz and operate up to 600MHz at reduced power. Four side pins, two for the grid and two more for the anode. Flying wires for center-tapped heater connections. The plate shows orange-red color, when tube is operated at full CCS ratings.

Used in T.39/APQ-9 radar jammer.

Made by GE, RCA and Slater.
Supersedes the 1628.

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Information source Taschenbuch zum Röhren-Codex 1948/49   
- - Manufacturers Literature   8012-1-42
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8012_sock.png 8012: Tabu Röhren-Codex, 1948
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Some RCA JAN 8012 / VT-228 have above the plate cylinder a square top baffle supported by a glass stem. The baffle prevents excessive escaping of metal particles and darkening of the glass.

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