MUSEUMS with RADAR on exhibit
Wed Jan 8, 2014 4:33 am (PST) . Posted by:
"Lowell Woodworth" lowellwoodworth
This page provides the identity of military museums which are open and have
radar station and air defense reference material and/or equipment on display;
those available to you in the CONUS, CANADA and the UK.
If you know of a museum (military or otherwise) not listed, which qualifys 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 serve as
an "on call" VOLUNTEER TOUR GUIDE at one of these locations, send me your name,
the location and your email address, so I can add your name to the listing below.
SOUTHWEST MUSEUM OF ENGINEERING, COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTATION
5802 W. Palmaire Ave
Director is Ed Sharpe @ firstname.lastname@example.org / 623-435-1522
RADAR EXHIBITS; SAGE "ARTIFACTS"(equipment,photos & manuals.
WALNUT RIDGE ARMY FLYING SCHOOL MUSEUM
70 South Beacon Road,
Walnut Ridge AR.
800-584-5575 / 870-886-6748 / 870-886-2481.
RADAR EXHIBITS; Historical documents on the 725th Radar Sqd. Pavers
with names for some who served the 725th.
AEROSPACE MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA
3200 Freedom Park Dr
916-643-3192 (SACRAMENTO AREA);
RADAR EXHIBITS; AWE&C aircraft WV-2/EC-121K 141309 (53-0552)
COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View CA
RADAR EXHIBITS; A SAGE computer.
NORTON AFB MUSEUM
San Bernardino County CA 92408
Board Member is Gary Jacobs @ email@example.com / 909-795-5208
RADAR EXHIBITS; SAGE equipment
YANKS AIR MUSEUM
7000 Merrill Ave
RADAR EXHIBITS; 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.
CANADIAN FORCES MUSEUM of AEROSPACE DEFENCE (CFMAD)
22 Wing / Canadian Forces Base
North Bay Canada
Director; Bethany Aitchison
RADAR and AIR DEFENSE EXHIBITS; An Extensive collection of AIR DEFENCE Radar.
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 and AIR DEFENSE EXHIBITS; 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
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS & ELECTRONIC MUSEUM
CF Kingston, 95 Craftsman Blvd.(Hwy 2) Kingston East
RADAR EXHIBITS; quite a lot of radar equipment from the US and RCAF.
SECRETS of RADAR MUSEUM
(Canada's Radar Museum)
930 Western Counties Road
Curator; Maya Hirschman
(near Parkwood Hospital in London, Ontario, Canada)
RADAR and AIR DEFENSE EXHIBITS; 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 types.
SOUTH PEACE CENTENNIAL MUSEUM
Beaverlodge, Alberta Canada,
780-354-8869; located 2 km North of Beaverlodge on Highway 43.
RADAR and AIR DEFENSE EXHIBITS; 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
PETERSON AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
150 East Ent Ave
Peterson Air Force Base Colorado
RADAR EXHIBITS; 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
1750 Radford Blvd
RADAR EXHIBITS; AWE&C aircraft WV-2/EC-121K 143221,
VALIANT AIR COMMAND WARBIRDS MUSEUM
6600 Tico Road
Director @ firstname.lastname@example.org /
RADAR EXHIBITS; a model Aircraft Control & Warning Radar Station; a model
of the actual radar station which existed on Island of Kume Jima Okinawa.
MUSEUM OF AVIATION
ROBINS AFB GA
Russell Parkway Warner
RADAR EXHIBITS; AWE&C aircraft WV-2/NC-121K 141297, (51-41297)
CHANUTE AEROSPACE MUSEUM
RADAR EXHIBITS; 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
RADAR EXHIBITS; 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)
Director is Mike Simons @ email@example.com / 410-765-0230
RADAR EXHIBITS; SAGE equipment and other items utilized throughout the
radar stations, with many exhibits covering the early radar through SAGE
PICKETT SHIP (YAGR/AGRs) MUSEUM;
Battleship USS Massachusetts
5 Water Street
Fall River, MA 02721-1540
p: (800) 533-3194 New England only
p: (508) 678-1100
f: (508) 674-5597
RADAR and AIR DEFENSE EXHIBITS; Radar scopes used on Pickett ships as well
antennas and other communication equipment. The EXHIBIT is dedicated to the
veterans and ships that stood picket duty off our East and West coasts during
the Cold War with a recreated picket ship radar room!
RADAR and AIR DEFENSE EXHIBITS; early US Army mobile radar equipment.
EMPIRE AREA MUSEUM
RADAR EXHIBITS; photos, etc. of those who served the Empire AFS, along with
the Empire AFS Historical marker and Veterans Memorial area, with Pavers for
some who served the 752nd, placed here in recent years.
K I SAWYER AFB MICHIGAN
Gwinn MI (near Marquette);
RADAR ON DISPLAY; None other than the SAGE BLOCK HOUSE that still exists,
but it's not open for touring inside.
SELFRIDGE MILITARY AIR MUSEUM
SELFRIDGE ANGB MI 48045
Director is Lou Nigro @ firstname.lastname@example.org / for tours other than Sat.-Sun.
(Open 10:00 to 4:00 PM summers only) PHONE AHEAD to # 586-239-6768
RADAR EXHIBITS; Radar Scope, Radar tower and small misc items.
Itasca County Historical Society
10 Northwest 5th St.
Grand Rapids MN 55744
Director is Lilah J. Crowe @ email@example.com 218-326-6431
RADAR EXHIBITS; A nice travelling exhibit of the 707th, made up of pictures,
orders, local newspaper articles, uniforms.
GLACIER COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM;
107 Old Kevin Hwy
Cut Bank MT
Director is Dennis Seglem @ firstname.lastname@example.org 406.873.4904
RADAR EXHIBITS; A very good display for the 681st Cut Bank AFS MT.
U of MT-HELENA
2850 Skyway Drive
RADAR EXHIBITS; 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
STRATEGIC AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM
28210 West Park
RADAR EXHIBITS; Some mobile radar equip.
Twin Lights Historical Museum
Highlands, Monmouth County, NJ 07732
Director is Margaret Carlsen @ email@example.com /
RADAR EXHIBITS; a very early location in radar development and currently
provides a museum function covering same.
NORTH CAROLINA MILITARY HISTORY MUSEUM; at the former Ft
Fisher AFS Kure Beach NC
RADAR EXHIBITS; Museum located on the former radar station and has a few
items from the radar station.
MOTTS MILITARY MUSEUM
5075 South Hamilton Rd
Director is Warren Motts @ firstname.lastname@example.org /
RADAR and AIR DEFENSE EXHIBITS; Radar scope and some electronics.
(UNDER DEVELOPMENT, contact Jerry Walker @ Reklaw44@embarqmail.com or
Larry Lewis @ email@example.com and if one or both are available
they will give you a tour of the former radar station and the future
NATIONAL AIR DEFENSE RADAR MUSEUM
On property of the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, the former 664th AC&W/
Radar Sqdn., 2280 Ohio Highway 540, Bellefontaine OHIO
RADAR AVAILABLE FOR EXHIBIT; Quite a large collection in onsite storage.
Also a Historical Marker for the 664th in place at the "front gate".
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB (DAYTON) OHIO
RADAR EXHIBITS; AWE&C aircraft EC-121D 53-0555, the famous Triple Nickel (#555)
AEW&C aircraft; Also a Texas Tower exhibit.
SCIENCE MUSEUM OKLAHOMA
2100 NE 52nd St
Oklahoma City OK
RADAR EXHIBITS; a mockup of part of the E-3A AWACS (radar console +).
TINKER AFB OK
3001 South Douglas Blvd
Oklahoma City OK
RADAR EXHIBITS; AWE&C aircraft WV-2/EC-121K 137890, on display near the 552nd
ACW headquarters, marked as 53-0552
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
500 NE Cumulus Avenue
Director @ firstname.lastname@example.org
RADAR EXHIBITS; Electronics related to radar.
SOUTH DAKOTA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
2890 Davis Drive
Ellsworth Air Force Base SD
RADAR and AIR DEFENSE EXHIBITS; the Minuteman II Intercontinental
Ballistic Missile display includes some radar equipment and history.
The Royal Air Force Air Defence Radar Museum
(RAF Neatishead Museum)
Nr RRH Neatishead
RADAR and AIR DEFENSE EXHIBITS; Everything to do with Air Defense radar.
HILL AEROSPACE MUSEUM
Hill Air Force Base UT
7961 Wardleigh Rd, Building 1955
RADAR EXHIBITS; a radar scope (way in the back of the last building).
SAINT ALBANS HISTORICAL MUSEUM
9 Church St
St Albans VT
Director is A. J. McDonald @ 802-527-7933
RADAR EXHIBITS; Items from the 764th Radar Squadron.
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,
Director is Michelle Ramos @ firstname.lastname@example.org /
RADAR and AIR DEFENSE EXHIBITS; a minature mockup of the Sundance AFS
and details of how their nuclear reactor powered the station. Four albums
with several hundred photos of Sundance AFS WY and the Veterans who
served there. Also a diagram of the Nuclear Reactor which powered the
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