Pics of Kwaj are photos sent to us by Rich and Tina in California
who picked them up at a local estate sale. We are truly indebted to Rich
and his family for taking the TIME and effort of sending us all
slides. We are still exploring & scanning the slides; so they will
appear in no special order for the time being...
Little Marshallese girl on the neighboring Island of Ebye
Do you know these Folks? They may be the original owners of these Pics...
The Prinz Eugen
A captured German ship that was involved in atomic bomb tests back in the
fifties. After one such detonation several ships broke loose and drifted
down toward Kwaj. Lying off shore, the wreak is a favorite dive of local
and visiting scuba enthusiasts.
ZAR, Zeus Acquisition Radar The white hemisphere is the 85 foot in diameter ZAR receiving antenna.
The ZAR transmitting antenna is behind several hundred yards away.
The ZAR Transmitting Antenna atop the Transmitter House it is inside a 90 feet high circular beam forming stainless steel fence.
ZAR Early in its Construction
Zeus Acquisition Radar Complex
ZAR Power Plant
Awesome Sight & Sound
Early ZEUS Missile Launch, as seen from neighboring island.
The 3 stage Zeus was so fast coming of the hole, if you looked at the hole
during launch, you would miss seeing it; you only saw the smoke trail.
I quickly learned to look where it was going, and let my peripheral vision
Man with a Mission With ticket in pocket, he is awaiting his flight "Out of Paradise"
MTR, Missile Tracking Radar Guides Antimissile on its way to the Target