local demolition of SAGE building

Chuck Swiger cswiger at widomaker.com
Tue Jul 19 14:38:37 CDT 2005


At 02:15 PM 7/19/2005 -0400, you wrote:

>    Here are some shots of the SAGE blockhouse at Stewart, as of 2001:
>
>http://radomes.org/museum/recent/StewartAFBNY.html
>

I'm following the links from radomes.org and reading with interest about SAGE.
At mitre.org it says:

-When complete, the AN/FSQ-7 weighed 250 tons, and required a 3,000kW
-power supply and over 49,000 vacuum tubes. When SAGE became fully
-operational, it relied on 24 AN/FSQ-7s; they remained in service
-until the Air Force ended the SAGE program in 1983.

Is this TRUE? Did they actually use  vacuum tube computers up untill 1983?

--Chuck




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