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Diagram of SAGE elements

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Black and white. A SAGE diagram showing the "Elements of the Air Defense Semi-Automatic Ground Environment System. Drawings of: Interceptor fighter; Long range radar; Texas Tower; Gap Filler Radar; Picket Ship; Airborne Early Warning Radar; and Guided missles.
Press Release June 27, 1958 from Carl Byouir & Associates, Inc. For Bendix Aviation Corporation: " ELEMENTS OF AIR DEFENSE -- Shown in this composite view are several major elements of the Air Force's huge Semi-Aumtomatic Ground Environment (SAGE) air defense system that are supplied by Bendix Aviation Corporation. They include long-range early warning radar at sites within the United States as well as on man-made islands called Texas Towers, automatic gap-filler radar that "closes the curtain" between main radar stations, the input system for electronic computers at the many SAGE direction centers, control and guidance systems for missiles, airborne early warning radar and scores of other components for planes, ships and missiles. The following information is from the IBM Archives: " The Image was from three press releases released by Bendix Aviation Corporation. The pres releases and image are dated June 27, 1958. The BendixAviation Corporation became a subsidiary of Allied Corporation in 1983 which was merged with Honeywell in 1999. Please find attached the caption for the image. I am not sure who you would ask for permission to use the image as the Bendis Aviation Corporation no longer exists.


1958 ca.


Carl Byoir & Associates


Bendix Corporation

Place of Publication

New York, US

Identifying Numbers

Other number P2042
Other number P3120


overall: 8 in x 10 in


Photographic print

Copyright Holder

Bendix Corporation




SAGE (Air defense system)


Courtesy of Gwen Bell

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