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Military MUSEUMS with radar on display
Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:10 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
"Lowell Woodworth" lowellwoodworth
This page provides you with the identity of military museums;
those we're aware of, those with military radar exhibits with
reference material and/or equipment on display; and those
available to you in the CONUS & CANADA.
If you know of a museum (military or otherwise) with "RADAR ON DISPLAY",
which is not listed or if you find errors in this listing, let me know.
Those of you who live near any of these museums, if you're willing to
meet R S V and serve as a VOLUNTEER TOUR GUIDE on call, send your name
and email address and I'll list you as such.
PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM; 6000 E. Valencia Rd, Tucson AZ.
520-574-0462 / http://www.pimaair.org /
RADAR ON DISPLAY; AWE&C aircraft EC-121T 53-0554.
SOUTHWEST MUSEUM OF ENGINEERING, COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTATION;
5802 W. Palmaire Ave, Glendale AZ.
RADAR ON DISPLAY; SAGE "ARTIFACTS"(equipment,photos,manuals,etc.)
WALNUT RIDGE ARMY FLYING SCHOOL MUSEUM; 70 South Beacon Road,
Walnut Ridge AR. 800-584-5575 / 870-886-6748 / 870-886-2481.
RADAR ON DISPLAY; Historical documents on the 725th Radar Sqd.
AEROSPACE MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA; 3200 Freedom Park Dr, McClellan CA
916-643-3192 (SACRAMENTO AREA); http://aerospacemuseumofcalifornia.org/
RADAR ON DISPLAY; AWE&C aircraft WV-2/EC-121K 141309 (53-0552)
COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM; 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View CA
RADAR ON DISPLAY; A SAGE computer.
YANKS AIR MUSEUM; Chino Airport; 7000 Merrill Ave, Chino CA
909-597-1735 / http://www.yanksair.com/
RADAR ON DISPLAY; AWE&C aircraft EC-121T 53-0548 (flew from
Camarillo Airport (ex-Oxnard AFB) 14 Jan 12) the last EC-121 retired, in October 1978.
COMOX AIR FORCE MUSEUM; In 1954 Comox became home to a Pinetree Line radar early-warning station, operated by the 51st Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron. This facility was closed in June 1958 with the advent of more advanced radar systems; it's located in the province of British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, in the Comox Valley with the main entrance gate on the corner of Little River Rd/Military Row and Ryan Rd, right across from the CANEX and Fitness and Community Centre. Very close to the Comox Airport; Open to the Public Year Round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am ? 4 pm daily; http://www.comoxairforcemuseum.ca/Home.html
RADAR ON DISPLAY; a few buildings are left from WW II era & the old radar station. Also, 2 towers (metal clad) with a cement block house between are right along side the road to Air Force Beach & Tepee Park. They are being used for storage by the AF museum which is located in the old base theatre.
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS & ELECTRONIC MUSEUM; CF Kingston,
95 Craftsman Blvd.(Hwy 2) Kingston East, Ontario, Canada.
RADAR ON DISPLAY; quite a lot of radar equipment from the US and
Canadian Air Force.
SECRETS of RADAR MUSEUM; (Canada's Radar Museum); near Parkwood
Hospital in London, Ontario, Canada. http://www.secretsofradar.com
RADAR ON DISPLAY; several thousand photographs, as well as original
radar equipment. While most WWII-era radar equipment has long since
been destroyed, the museum has examples of GEE, Fishpond, IFF (Identify
Friend or Foe) radars, along with magnetrons, vacuum tubes (known as
valves in England) and several hundred personal and artifacts of various
SOUTH PEACE CENTENNIAL MUSEUM; Beaverlodge, Alberta Canada, 780-354-8869; located 2 km North of Beaverlodge on Highway 43.
RADAR ON DISPLAY; modern day radar. When the Beaverlodge Pinetree site was decommissioned, prior to the FPS-20 Search Radar being shipped Stateside,
the people in Beaverlodge lobbied the Dept of National Defence to have some
part of the Beaverlodge Radar moved to the Museum site, to commemorate the
many years of service by USAF allies and then by the RCAF in the area.
PETERSON AIR & SPACE MUSEUM; 150 East Ent Ave, Peterson Air Force Base
RADAR ON DISPLAY; AEW&C aircraft EC-121T 52-3425; Also a Texas Tower
exhibit, as well as some radar scopes and other equipment.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NAVAL AVIATION; NAS Pensacola 1750 Radford Blvd
Pensacola FL 850-453-2389 / www.navalaviationmuseum.org/
RADAR ON DISPLAY; AWE&C aircraft WV-2/EC-121K 143221,
VALIANT AIR COMMAND WARBIRDS MUSEUM; 6600 Tico Road, Titusville FL
321-268-1941 / email@example.com / http://www.vacwarbirds.org/
RADAR ON DISPLAY HERE; a model Aircraft Control & Warning Radar Station;
a model of the actual radar station which existed on the Island of Kume
Jima near Okinawa.
MUSEUM OF AVIATION; ROBINS AFB GA; Russell Parkway Warner Robins GA
478-926-687 / www.museumofaviation.org/
RADAR ON DISPLAY; AWE&C aircraft WV-2/NC-121K 141297, (51-41297)
CHANUTE AEROSPACE MUSEUM, Rantoul Il; 217-893-1613.
RADAR ON DISPLAY; AWE&C aircraft WV-2/EC-121K 141311, which can be
opened for vewing with advanced notice. The APS-20 is still onboard and
the interior is 80% complete.
COMBAT AIR MUSEUM; Hangars 602-604, "J" Street, Forbes Field, Topeka
KS, 785-862-3303; http://www.combatairmuseum.org/
RADAR ON DISPLAY; AWE&C aircraft EC-121T 52-3418 (FAA Reg # N4257U)
with all its equipment intact inside, and can be entered and gone through.
NATIONAL ELECTRONICS MUSEUM INC,1745 West Nursery Road Linthicum MD
410-765-0230 - (near BWI Airport) http://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/
RADAR ON DISPLAY; Many exhibits covering many years of early radar
through SAGE and more.
AIR ZOO; Kalamazoo MI, 866-524-7966 / http://www.airzoo.org/zoo_info/
RADAR ON DISPLAY HERE; early US Army mobile radar equipment.
EMPIRE AREA MUSEUM; Hwy 22, Empire Michigan. http://www.hsmichigan.org/empire/ or
RADAR ON DISPLAY; photos, etc. of those who served the Empire AFS and
the Empire AFS Historical marker and Veterans Memorial area has been
placed here in recent years.
K I SAWYER AFB MICHIGAN, Gwinn MI (near Marquette);
RADAR ON DISPLAY; None other than the SAGE BLOCK HOUSE still exists
but it's not open for touring inside.
GLACIER COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM; 107 Old Kevin
Hwy, Cut Bank MT.
RADAR ON DISPLAY; a display for the 681st Cut Bank AFS MT.
HELENA AIRPORT, U of MT-HELENA; 2850 Skyway Drive Helena, MT
406-442-2821 / http://www.helenaairport.com/
RADAR ON DISPLAY; AWE&C aircraft EC-121T 52-3417, scheduled for move
to the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OR. Depending on
how they get it to Oregon - Evergreen's trying to get it refurbished for
a one-time flight - this could be the last EC-121 to ever get in the air
under its own power.
STRATEGIC AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM; 28210 West Park, Ashland NE
402.944.3100 / http://www.sasmuseum.com/about-us/
RADAR ON DISPLAY; Some mobile radar equip.
NORTH CAROLINA MILITARY HISTORY MUSEUM; at the former Ft Fisher AFS
Kure Beach NC. / http://www.ncmhs.net/NCMHMuseum.htm
RADAR ON DISPLAY HERE; Museum located on the former radar station and
has a few items from the radar station.
MOTTS MILITARY MUSEUM; 5075 South Hamilton Rd, Groveport OH
614-836-1500 / http://www.mottsmilitarymuseum.org/
RADAR ON DISPLAY HERE; one radar scope.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE; (AKA: AIR FORCE MUSEUM)
1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-Patterson AFB (DAYTON) OHIO / 937-255-3286
RADAR ON DISPLAY; AWE&C aircraft EC-121D 53-0555, the famous "Triple
Nickel" #555) AEW&C aircraft; Also a Texas Tower exhibit.
VOLUNTEER TOUR GUIDE on call; Lowell Woodworth - firstname.lastname@example.org
SCIENCE MUSEUM OKLAHOMA, 2100 NE 52nd St, Oklahoma City OK. 405-602-6664
RADAR ON DISPLAY; a mockup of part of the E-3A AWACS (radar console +).
TINKER AFB OK; 3001 South Douglas Blvd, Oklahoma City OK / 405-732-7321
RADAR ON DISPLAY; AWE&C aircraft WV-2/EC-121K 137890, on display near the
552nd ACW headquarters, marked as 53-0552
SOUTH DAKOTA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM; 2890 Davis Drive, Ellsworth Air Force
Base SD, 605-385-5189 / http://www.ellsworth.af.mil/museum.asp
RADAR ON DISPLAY; the Minuteman II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile display includes some radar equipment and history.
HILL AEROSPACE MUSEUM; Hill Air Force Base UT, 75th ABW/MU, 7961 Wardleigh Rd, Building 1955 / http://www.hill.af.mil/library/museum/
RADAR ON DISPLAY; a radar scope (way in the back of the last building).
ST ALBANS HISTORICAL MUSEUM; 9 Church St, St Albans VT, 802-527-7933,
RADAR ON DISPLAY; Items from the 764th Radar Squadron, St Albans AFS VT.
McChord Air Museum, McChord AFB WA has a small but very interesting Air Museum. / http://www.mcchordairmuseum.org / WADS primary NORAD/Homeland
Defense responsibility for roughly two-thirds of the CONUS. Blockhouse
next door. WADS represents Air Force involvement in radars past, present
VOLUNTEER TOUR GUIDE on call; Bruce Robie - email@example.com
CROOK COUNTY MUSEUM & ART GALLERY; 309 Cleveland St, Sundance WY;
Michelle Ramos Director; 307-283-3666 / http://www.crookcountymuseum.org
RADAR ON DISPLAY; a minature mockup of the Sundance AFS and details of
how their nuclear reactor powered the station. Four albums with hundreds
of photos of those who served there, etc.