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Roswell 1947 - Photographs

Mogul balloon train and Mogul parts photographs:

Left: In the forefront of this photograph of a Mogul balloons train on the ground before flight, three ML-307BIAP radar targets. These radar targets were used on the Mogul balloon trains to make it visible to radar.

Photograph source:

  • "The Roswell Report: Case Closed", USAF report by McAndrew, published by the Headquarters United States Air Force through the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., page 231, 1997.

Left: Several ML-307BIAP radar targets on a launched Mogul balloon train. On the top, two of the balloons of the Mogul balloons train are visible.

Photograph source:

  • "The Roswell Report: Case Closed", USAF report by McAndrew, published by the Headquarters United States Air Force through the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., page 231, 1997.

Left: Preparation of Mogul flight N.9 launch New York University students on July 3, 1947, near Alamogordo.

Photograph source:

  • Photograph by Eileen Farnochi, released by Mogul scientist Charles B. Moore.

Left: Launch of Mogul flight N.9 by New York University students on the evening of July 3, 1947, near Alamogordo.

Photograph source:

  • Photograph by Eileen Farnochi, released by Mogul scientist Charles B. Moore.

Left: a radar target as used on a Mogul balloon train.

Photograph source:

  • US Air Force.

Left: the corner of a radar target as used on a Mogul balloon train, showing the balsa wood sticks and reinforcement scotch tape.

Photograph source:

  • US Air Force.

Left: debris of a Mogul balloon, which has been exposed to the sun.

Photograph source:

  • US Air Force.

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