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Uploaded 6-Aug-15
Taken 30-Jul-15
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Dimensions1386 x 2641
Original file size918 KB
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Date taken30-Jul-15 10:51
Date modified6-Aug-15 09:53
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon PowerShot S110
Focal length5.2 mm
Max lens aperturef/2
Exposure1/30 at f/2
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
ISO speedISO 500
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x


"Deuce" - Cable and Radio - Command and Monitor. Nicknamed "Deuce," the command and monitor system of this missile wing allowed the computer of each control center to communicate with the missiles in its squadron over both hardened cables (like the one on display here and a medium frequency radio system.)The other five missiles wings relied solely on the hardened cable system. The "Deuce" missile crews took pride in the their unique dual capability. The hardened cables also contained telephone lines that connected the five control centers in a squadron to each other and connected each control center to its ten primary launch facilities.

A morale patch worn to show pride in the "Deuce" system (officially named WS-133B). The system relied on a "master" control center to synchronize the other "slave" control centers.
Image of patch courtesy of the Griggs Country Museum. (Source: State Historical Society)