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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

N/TSW-7C Air Traffic Control Center

United States

 

— 1979-2001 —

 
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By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
1. N/TSW-7C Air Traffic Control Center Marker
Inscription.  
Type: Mobile Air Traffic Control Tower
Manufacturer: Craig Systems Corp. Helicop-Hut Division
Equipment:HF/UHF/VHF communications, NAVAIDS and environmental monitoring, landlines, light guns, emergency warning system
Crew; 3 (local, ground and flight data controllers)

This tower provided Air Traffic Control capabilities where no control tower existed or where the fixed control tower was not operational. The AN/TSW-7 provided controllers with the minimum items necessary to rapidly launch and recover aircraft. Designed to be installed in two hours, experienced operators could set up in as little as 45 minutes. The tires are removed so that it could be mounted on a 2.5 or 5 ton truck. Three operators controlled airborne aircraft and runway traffic (local controller), all other aircraft ground movements and vehicles (ground controller), and administrative coordination (flight data controller). Serial Number 0001 indicates this unit was probably the first of 22 systems contracted for production in 1979.

This Mobile Air Traffic Control Tower was used by the Louisiana Air Guard's 236th Combat Communication Squadron from Hammond, until

N/TSW-7C Air Traffic Control Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
2. N/TSW-7C Air Traffic Control Center Marker
1995 when it was transferred to the 259th Air Traffic Control Squadron in Alexandria and used by that unit until decommissioned in December of 2001.

SN: 0001; Object ID# 896746
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceMilitary.
 
Location. 29° 57.6′ N, 90° 0.35′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Angela Street south of North Claiborne Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4209 Chenault Boulevard, New Orleans LA 70117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beech AT-11 "Kansan" (a few steps from this marker); McDonnell Douglas F4C "Phantom II" (a few steps from this marker); Lockheed T-33 "Shooting Star" (within shouting distance of this marker); McDonnell Douglas F-15A "Eagle" (within shouting distance of this marker); North American F-100D "Super Sabre" (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas A-26B Invader "Solid" Nose (within shouting distance of this marker); M20 Scout Car "Greyhound" (within shouting distance of this marker); M75 Armored Personnel Carrier (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Louisiana National Guard, Jackson Barracks base. The Ansel M. Stroud Jr. Military History & Weapons Museum is located on site. Museum is opened M-Sat 10-4. Highly recommend checking before a visit to make sure base/museum is opened and accessible to civilians.
 
Also see . . .  Geaux Guard Museum website. (Submitted on November 20, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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