Re: Re(2): [coldwarcomms] FEMA MERS
- I still have a copy of that (& similar) E-Systems brochures. The system in
question, built into the GM 'Home of Wheels' style motor home chassis, was a
mobile Ground Entry Point terminal.
I'm not sure why they chose the motorhome style chassis as opposed to a
conventional (!) semi trailer or military truck & equipment shelter design,
but perhaps it was to maintain a lower profile (operational security).
> A long, long time ago, as the song says, I sent of a reader service card
> and one of the boxes I had checked was E-Systems.
> The color glossy 8.5 x 11 brochure I got in return was FABULOUS. Along
> with crowing about how they built Looking Glass and NECAP, they also had
> pics of a lot of road warrior rigs they had built.
> Raytheon bought E-Systems (Used to be Ling Electrosystems, as in
> Ling-Temco-Vought: that ought to age some of us, eh?)
> The rigs were not semis- they looked more like those streamlined RV's
> popular in the late 70s and early 80s. Vey nondescript.