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IBM AN/FSQ-7 in By Dawn's Early Light (1990)

A panel from the FSQ-7 appears in the Strategic Air Command.

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Realism: ****
This is exactly where you would expect to see the FSQ-7, but it would have been retired long before 1990.

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Year of feature (shown above)

Brian Thacker

The vacuum tube Q-7 was used for air defense, hence by NORAD, not SAC. A transistor version was developed later by IBM, and named the AN/FSQ-31; this was used by SAC during the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was much smaller, occupying only part of a floor. (I worked on it.) The Q-31 was later replaced by Honeywell mainframes.
2021-08-28 13:11