Continental Air Defense- The Texas Towers

When we discussed the DEW Line in our series on Continental Air Defense, we briefly mentioned the less than wholly successful Texas Towers, early warning radars on the eastern seaboard mounted atop platforms similar to oil drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Here’s an interesting look at the fabrication and emplacement of the first of the Texas Towers.

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