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Old 12-10-2018, 09:47 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I don't recall what that is.
I thought CWAC meant "Continuous Wave Acquisition radar" I never understood the terminology. But we had one on ours site.

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Old 12-10-2018, 07:26 PM
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I thought CWAC meant "Continuous Wave Acquisition radar" I never understood the terminology. But we had one on ours site.

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I don't recall those....maybe just because it wasn't one I worked on or maybe because the Marines used an abbreviated system?Or, maybe I'm just getting old and not recalling.
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:30 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I don't recall those....maybe just because it wasn't one I worked on or maybe because the Marines used an abbreviated system?Or, maybe I'm just getting old and not recalling.
The U.S. Marines were using an abbreviated HAWK system, more portable. They did not have six launchers (with three missile on each launcher). They also did not have a BCC (Battery Control Central) which held a total of five operators which was mounted on a vehicle. They had a portable, console which was carried by people people and they could fire from it. This was approximately from 1968 to 1972...
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:43 PM
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The U.S. Marines were using an abbreviated HAWK system, more portable. They did not have six launchers (with three missile on each launcher). They also did not have a BCC (Battery Control Central) which held a total of five operators which was mounted on a vehicle. They had a portable, console which was carried by people people and they could fire from it. This was approximately from 1968 to 1972...
Well, in the 80s we definitely had the BCC...We were in Yuma, AZ and the BCC was popular because it was air conditioned!
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Old 02-01-2019, 03:29 PM
 
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I saw those awesome F-22s up close, that's about it.
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:11 PM
 
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No. But I don't feel earthquakes either so I'm probably not a good one to ask.
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Really? I worked for them for over 40 years and never saw an aircraft that was shaped like a flying saucer.

There was something called the Avrocar that was a joint Canadian/American military venture that had a saucer-shaped craft, but it never worked and was shut down. I don't think NASA had anything to do with it. I've seen "pictures" of a large, circular aircraft allegedly from the Air Force but pretty sure those were fakes.
Aeroshell Flying Saucer, White Sands Missile Range 1966 - 67


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Old 02-02-2019, 09:43 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Well, in the 80s we definitely had the BCC...We were in Yuma, AZ and the BCC was popular because it was air conditioned!
Sitting in that BCC up to 12 hours a day was a pain... I left the system for good in 1972 (or earlier)...
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Cupertino, CA
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I've driven on the ET Highway a couple of times and always come across this..

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Old 02-02-2019, 03:20 PM
 
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Nope, but I did see waves glowing in the dark in Desert Storm
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