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TPN-19 ASR/PAR Mobile Radar - Robins AFB, GA
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Many thanks to those of you who have sent these photos to me for publication. I have received a lot of e-mail on them in the couple years that they have been on the Internet. If you know anyone in any of the Mobs, 1  through 5, please have them contact me and send photos. If you only have hard copies or negatives, I will be glad to scan them and send the original back to you.

A lot of the 5CCG guys were members of both the AN/MPN-14 shop and the AN/TPN-19 shop. Many have sent photos and experiences, so they have been added to this page as well. If you have ever wondered where radar troops work after leaving the Air Force, wonder no more: Judging by the mail I have been receiving, a huge number of them are either working for the FCC or are now civilian contractors working on overseas contracts.

Since many pictures have come in from TPN-19 installations, I have created this page dedicated to the TPN-19.

- Kirt Blattenberger

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Radar System Designations & Descriptions

Operation Desert Storm
Base set up near Abu Dhabi, UAE
Photos by Rahn McCullough

TPN-19: Operation Desert Storm
TPN-19: Operation Desert Storm Camo
(Rahn McCullough photo)

TPN-19: Operation Desert Storm
TPN-19: Operation Desert Storm
(Rahn McCullough photo)

TPN-19: Operation Desert Storm - M.A.S.H. anyone?
TPN-19: Operation Desert Storm - M.A.S.H.?
(Rahn McCullough photo)

TPN-19: Operation Desert Storm
TPN-19: Operation Desert Storm
Rahn McCullough
(Rahn McCullough photo)

TPN-19: Operation Desert Storm
TPN-19: Operation Desert Storm
Rahn McCullough
(Rahn McCullough photo)

TPN-19: Operation Desert Storm
TPN-19: Operation Desert Storm - Tent City
(Rahn McCullough photo)

TPN-19: Operation Desert Storm
TPN-19: Operation Desert Storm
"Hard Rock Cafe"
(Rahn McCullough photo)





TPN-19 in Baghdad, Iraq
These photos were submitted by John Cope

TPN-19 ASR-B Tx (John Cope photo)
TPN-19 ASR-B Tx
(John Cope photo)

530 Shelter in Baghdad (John Cope photo)
530 Shelter in Baghdad
(circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)

TPN-19 Radar in Baghdad (John Cope photo)
TPN-19 Radar in Baghdad
(circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)
TPN-19 ASR Antenna w/Blackhawk in Background - Baghdad (John Cope photo)
TPN-19 ASR Antenna w/Blackhawk in
Background - Baghdad
(circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)


TPN-19 OPS Scope Alignment - Baghdad (John Cope photo)
TPN-19 OPS Scope Alignment - Baghdad
(circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)

TPN-19 OPS Scope Alignment - Baghdad (John Cope photo)
TPN-19 OPS Scope Alignment - Baghdad
(circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)


TPN-19 AR Shelter - Baghdad (circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)
TPN-19 AR Shelter - Baghdad
(circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)

TPN-19 Antennas John Cope & John Bullock in Baghdad (circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)
TPN-19 Antennas John Cope & John Bullock
(circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)

TPN-19 ASR at Sunset - Baghdad (circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)
TPN-19 ASR at Sunset - Baghdad
(circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)

TPN-19 PAR & Control Tower (left) (circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)
TPN-19 PAR & Control Tower (left)
(circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)


ATCl Tower (circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)
ATC Tower - Baghdad
(circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)

TPN-19 Setup in Baghdad (circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)
TPN-19 Setup in Baghdad
(circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)

TPN-19 PAR Antenna  (circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)
TPN-19 PAR Antenna
 (circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)

TPN-19 PAR & ASR - Baghdad (circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)
TPN-19 PAR & ASR - Baghdad
(circa 2002-03, John Cope photo)
3rd Combat Communications Group
Tinker AFB, OK

These pictures were provided by Elbert Cook.

TPN-19 Radars owned by the 3rd MOB, Tinker AFB, OK - RF Cafe

TPN-19 Radars owned by the 3rd MOB, Tinker AFB, OK (Elbert Cook photo) - RF Cafe
TPN-19 Radars owned by the 3rd MOB, Tinker AFB, OK

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Robins AFB, GA, USA
These photos were sent to me by Michael Klein, who was one of the early technicians assigned to the TPN shop at Robins AFB.

RF Cafe - TPN-19 radar installations, 5th Combat Communications Group
TPN-19 Radar Shop Sign
(Michael Klein photo)

RF Cafe - TPN-19 radar installations, 5th Combat Communications Group
TPN-19 at Robins AFB - ASR
(Michael Klein photo)

RF Cafe - TPN-19 radar installations, 5th Combat Communications Group
TPN-19 at Robins AFB - RAPCON
(Michael Klein photo)

RF Cafe - TPN-19 radar installations, 5th Combat Communications Group
TPN-19 at Robins AFB
On Runway at Robins
(Michael Klein photo)


RF Cafe - TPN-19 radar installations, 5th Combat Communications Group
TPN-19 at Robins AFB
Setup on AM2 Matting
(I, Kirt, helped lay the AM2)
GPS:  32°35'22.11"N 83°34'42.72"W
(Michael Klein photo)

RF Cafe - TPN-19 radar installations, 5th Combat Communications Group
TPN-19 at Clark Air Base, Philippines
ASR Trailer
(Michael Klein photo)

RF Cafe - TPN-19 radar installations, 5th Combat Communications Group
TPN-19 at Clark Air Base, Philippines
RAPCON (split)
(Michael Klein photo)

RF Cafe - TPN-19 radar installations, 5th Combat Communications Group
TPN-19 at Clark Air Base, Philippines
RAPCON
(Michael Klein photo)

RF Cafe - TPN-19 radar installations, 5th Combat Communications Group
TPN-19 at Clark Air Base, Philippines
RAPCON Under Camo Netting
(Michael Klein photo)

RF Cafe - TPN-19 radar installations, 5th Combat Communications Group
TPN-19 at Clark Air Base, Philippines
(Michael Klein photo)

RF Cafe - TPN-19 radar installations, 5th Combat Communications Group
TPN-19 at Clark Air Base, Philippines
PAR Trailer
(Michael Klein photo)

RF Cafe - TPN-19 radar installations, 5th Combat Communications Group
TPN-19 at Clark Air Base, Philippines
GPS:  15°11'13.96"N 120°33'38.06"E
(Michael Klein photo)
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