This is where the battery commander sat. This version of Nike had 2 big radar scopes. These scopes displayed data from the "acquisition" radars that went round and round. One for the HIPAR (more powerful longer range radar) and one for the LOPAR (less powerful, shorter range but somewhat more flexible radar). The acquisition radar operator sat in one of these two chairs.
Also note the two plotting boards. The large one showed the top view (looking down over a large area. There were two plotting pens. One always showed the position of the plane being tracked by the Target Tracking Radar, and one showed
The smaller "altitude" plotting board (to the right) also has two pens. Both displayed time to intercept on the "x" (horizontal) axis. The left pen showed the target altitude and the right pen showed
The telephone operator could sit just to the right (out of the picture).
Gotta have a little fun
|Brenda Make (a Nike game writer) with her finger on "The Button". Ed Thelen in the background|
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