Photo: Al Reed 1957
BATTERY CONTROL VAN CONSOLE
This is the Battery Control Console located in the Battery Control Van. In a tactical situation and seated left to right would be the Acquisition Radar Operator, the Battery Commander (commissioned officer) and the Computer Operator. While observing the (PPI) Plan Position Indicator (scope) the Battery commander directs the Acquisition Operator to acquire and designate a specified target to the Target radar operators in the Radar Control Van. For security purposes the PPI scope and plotting boards were covered in this photo. All personnel involved in an actual or simulated missile firing wore telephone headsets and were either in the Command or Technical communications loop.