70's view of Army Radar Installation (with computer gear)
cclist at sydex.com
Tue Dec 2 12:58:25 CST 2008
On 2 Dec 2008 at 10:14, Curt @ Atari Museum wrote:
> 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 systems have been superseded by the Patriot and newer missile defense
There's a note on the page that correctly points out that (at least
two) of the displays show a date of 08 Oct 1993. That the US would
still have much of the equipment shown in the other photos still in
service at that late date is mind-boggling. In 1993, where could one
even find parts for a 405 card reader?
I don't recognize the disk drives shown there with their militarized
skins. Some sort of pack drive--the pack is too small to be an 844;
maybe an 854?
But everything shown that I can recognize is clearly early 70's
If this stuff was simply mothballed, any equipment remaining and due
to be surplused would be a vintage collector's treasure trove.
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