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Texas Tower 3
Part of Aerospace Defense Command
Type Long Range Radar Site
Coordinates 40°45′00.00″N 69°19′0.00″W / 40.75°N 69.31667°W / 40.75; -69.31667Coordinates: 40°45′00.00″N 69°19′0.00″W / 40.75°N 69.31667°W / 40.75; -69.31667
Built by U.S. Government
In use 1958-1963
Demolished 1963
Current
owner
U.S. Air Force
Open to
the public
No
Occupants 4604th Support Group

Texas Tower 3 was Texas Tower that was located 50 miles southeast of the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts in 80 feet of water.[1] The 4604th Support Group was located at nearby Otis Air Force Base. The tower was never completed because of improvements to radar over the area.

With the advent of Soviet ICBM's, the bomber threat was reduced in importance. Thus due to a lower need and the perceived risk, the tower was decommissioned in 1963 and demolished shortly thereafter.

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