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posted by Dave on Apr 11

The Battleship U.S.S. Missouri has a secure (encrypted) telephone system on board to handle top secret communications. This rack in FACCON 1 is the main switch board. It is nicknamed the “Coke machine”.  Red colors generally indicate that the equipment is used for secure communications. One can image what orders passes through this switchboard up to and including the message that indicated World War II was over. In fact the war ended with the treaty signed on this very ship.

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