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A.J.M. \(Jos\) Weijenberg"
U. S. Army Air Defense Digest - 1965
Scanned and sent by A.J.M. (Jos) Weijenberg
Average size is 3 megabytes
Chapter Contains 0-1 Table of Contents, United States Army Air Defense School 2 Air Defense Doctrine And Procedures 3 Army Air Defense Control Systems
MISSILIE MASTER (AN/FSG-1), BIRDIE (AN/GSG-5 & 6), MISSILE MONITOR (AN/MSG-4), THREE-DIMENSIONAL RADAR, FIRE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (AN/TSQ-51), RADARNETTING SYSTEM, EVOLUTION OF ALTERNATE BATTERY ACQUISITION RADAR, SUMMARY OF DAR/ABAR EMPLOYMENT
4 pt 1 Current Air Defense Weapon Systems
GENERAL, NIKE HERCULES & IMPROVED NIKE HERCULES, HIGH-POWER ACQUISITION RADAR, ALTERNATE BATTERY ACQUISITION RADAR, GUIIDED MISSILE SYSTEM RADAR SIGNALSIMULATOR (AN/MPQ-T1), HAWK
4 pt 2 HAWK (Continued), GUIDED MISSILE SYSTEM RADAR SIMULATOR STATION (AN/TPQ-21), AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS EMPLOYMENT, ANTIAIR WARFARE WEAPONS OF THE U.S. NAVY, AIR DEFENSE WEAPONS OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE 5-6-7-err Chapter 5
Proposed Air Defense Systems
NIKE X ANTIMISSILE SYSTEM, MAULER, REDEYE, SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE DEVELOPMENT (SAM-D)
AD training Matters and Instruction
NONRESIDENT INSTRUCTION, TRAINING LITERATURE, MOS EVALUATION TESTS, TRAINING FILMS, AUTOMATION AND TECHNAMATION PLANNED FOR BASIC ELECTRONICS INSSTRUCTION, GUIDED MISSILE SYSTEMS OFFICER COURSE (44-A-1181), FOREIGH STUDENT PROGRAM
United States Army Air Defense Activities
KEEPING ABREAST OF TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENTS, ... ERRATA
Jos and I got into a discussion of where to get more documents.
I had suggested e-bay and several commercial military outlets, then wondered where the manuals from the Italian Nike sites were going -
The Nike systems in Europe were introduced under the so called MAP program (Military Assistance Program, kind of Marshall plan after the war). I guess this is also true for the Italian systems. The system was owned by the US government and the countries operated and maintained the system. This meant a.o. that all equipment had to be returned to the US after use (in most cases it was locally scrapped/destroyed under the supervision of US military).
I remember that in 'my Nike time' (1969-1972) the CDG (part of the AN/MSQ-18 system) was replaced by a modern system and this CDG had to be handed official back to the US. For this we needed to check all equipment and tools that was part of the inventory of the CDG. We even added new tools to make the list complete... (And after the turnover it was scrapped.) Bottom line the Italians do not have anything to say about the equipment. It is up to the US to say what happens with the equiment after use. This also includes documentation. The Italians are not allowed to hand over documentation to other parties without the permission of the US government. So if you want some of the documentation you might approach the US Army.
BTW Most likely the Italian system was updated through the years and lost some or all of the old 'analog' system that i worked on ( >35 years ago).
Posted Dec 4, 2008
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