You might be right. Everything I saw was solid state but there may have
been something in there that was tube. It was the Minuteman system that we
73, de Jim KG0KP
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Katz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'Jim Miller'" <JimMiller@STL-Online.Net>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 3:30 PM
Subject: RE: [BULK] - Re: [TowerTalk] Vacuum tube 100 years old today
> > I was in missile class in the Air Force in 1963 and the lab and course
> > entirely in tubes even though the missile was entirely in transistors.
> > The
> > adaptation was very short (minutes, maybe and hour) and said that
> > transistors worked like tubes except at lower voltages and power levels.
> > That was all there was to transistors !!! Not bad really for a class
> > hadn't been rewritten yet (and that may have been all the instructor
> > at
> > that time).
> > 73, de Jim KG0KP
> [Steve Katz] I'll bet the missle wasn't "all transistors" in 1963.
> The guidance and targeting systems used high voltage microwave tubes
> throughout the 1970s, including SAMs and AAMs. Of course, a lot of those
> late 1950s designs didn't actually reach production levels until the
> seventies (no kidding). We were building (Army) Hawks designed in '63 at
> Raytheon/Martin (forebody/aftbody) in 1978; the Patriot didn't go into
> production until after that, and its acquisition system still used
> tubes...ditto the Sidewinder, Sparrow, etc. -WB2WIK/6
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