70's view of Army Radar Installation (with computer gear)
Curt @ Atari Museum
curt at atarimuseum.com
Tue Dec 2 09:14:25 CST 2008
Isn't the PAR still in active use? I assume the MSR's are all
deactivated due to the ABM treaties and the fact that the Sprint/Nike
systems have been superseded by the Patriot and newer missile defense
While we are all supposed to be "friends" - Glasnost had faded out and
Russia is beginning to strengthen its nuclear arsenal again, plus China
is on a massive military build up, so one would have to assume that the
US Space Command would still have its active eyes and ears in operation
on the outside chance of a Russian or Chinese missile attack...
Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ wrote:
> Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> I just ran across this page:
>> It seems that LOC has been rather ham-handedly censoring some of its
>> online historical content. Of particular interest is a shot of
>> computer peripherals (printers, card readers, tape drives), all of
>> which appear to be vintage CDC gear (military versions of the 512
>> printer, 65x tapes, 405 card readers...). I don't know what the
>> mainframe behind this was, nor does it seem to be shown. Anyone have
>> any idea?
>> BTW, the TIFF images are 20MB each and very high quality--enough so
>> that I could read the CRT displays and the notice of "Volley Ball"
>> and "Hayride" on the bulletin board.
> Hrm, one of the displays reads 08 OCT 1992...
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