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Introducing the Newest Radar – in a time machine

This is from a photo from 1956:

Daylight view of the Army’s new compact, all-weather radar “eye” (AN/PPS-4 Radar Set) which can spot a single enemy moving a half-mile away in darkness or fog, vehicles or large groups much farther away. The Army Signal Corps’ electronic sentry was developed by Sperry Gyroscope Co., Great Neck, NY, to convert pinpoint radar signals for easy detection in the oberserver’s headphone. Highly mobile unit shown here in operation by Pvt Thomas Hughes (Kearny, NY) , while Pvt Anthony Devilin (Woodside, NY) tracks “enemy” movement on plotting board as latest protection in forward combat zones. (at Fort Huachuca, AZ)

Image # 0261

Image # 0261

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Image #—, “US Army Photo collection, C-E Museum Acquisition” from the CECOM Historical Office archive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

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