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Many of Shep's Army stories involved his time spent in a radar unit. On one occasion (11-25-67) he mentions the unit as being a SCR268 "which cost the Government $1.7 million and which is now available for $12.50!" The SCR-268 and the SCR-270, the Army's first air search radars, were developed at Ft. Monmouth, NJ. The SCR-270 was inproved version of the SCR-268 and was the type used in Hawaii, which detected the Japanese air attack of 1941. Short Stories: Playboy Sept 1967 - "The Secret Mission of the Blue-Assed Buzzard" Playboy May 1971 - "The Unforgettable Exhibition Game of the Giants versus the Dodgers, Tropical Bush league"
Audio Links:
• 11-25-67 Limelight MP3 Soundbite -
Where Shep Made Reference To This Subject
Links to Further Information:
• Infoage - technical overview
• Wikipedia
Photos:



SCR268 Radar Unit similar to one Shep used in Army

Courtesy: Bob Clark



SCR268 Radar Unit similar to one Shep used in Army

Courtesy: Bob Clark



268SCR Unit

  
2711 (ar_007)