Information for Montauk AFS, LI, NY

Latitude: 41-03-46 N, Longitude: 071-52-26 W

Call Sign(s): Powder, Anatomy

Perm ID Sage ID JSS ID Unit Location Early
P-45 Z-45   773 Montauk AFS, LI, NY FPS-3, FPS-20; FPS-5; FPS-35; FPS-6; FPS-26 * FPS-35; FPS-6; FPS-26 1948 31-Jan-81 BUIC-II. Located at Camp Hero. TT-3 was an Annex. Had ALRI receiver. * Early equipment also included TPS-1B, CPS-5; TPS-10A; and FPS-8/GPS-3. Had the first FPS-20 search radar. Site replaced by Riverhead/Suffolk, NY, JSS site. GATR retained until JSS switchover.
P-45A Z-45A     Manorville, NY FPS-14   Jun-57 Jun-68 Gap-Filler Annex. Building is still extant. Radar site is near the center of Long Island.
P-45B / P-10E Z-10E     Chilmark, MA FPS-14   Jun-57 Jun-68 Gap-Filler Annex. Atop Peaked Hill, on Martha's Vineyard island (site of former WWII U.S. Army shore defense installation and Air Warning Station No. 6 {AWS #6}).
P-45C       Middletown, CT ** (FPS-14 planned)       Gap-Filler Annex. ** Listed in the early ADC plans, but was never was built. Possibly would have been located on the highest hill in the Bald Hill Range, 916 feet above MSL, just northeast of Middletown, where a fire lookout tower once stood.

Current Use: Deactivated. Part of Montauk Point State Park. See also Interim site Montauk Point (+) and Lashup radar site Camp Hero (L-10 / LP-45).

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