Automatic force management in ZGS-14

The image shows an automated display of the air situation in the hall of the Reconnaissance and Information Center (AIZ) on an area of 4 x 4 m. (AIZ) is displayed automatically.
Not shown here are the large squares of the flight reporting network coding and reporting lines.
The marked zones show the course of the "Temporary Air Routes to and from Berlin" of the Allied victorious powers and the international air route passing through the eastern part of the GDR.

The shape of the target sign is determined by the type and course of the object:
The target north of Berlin with the serial number 91 represents an air target without an identifier and is also drawn and is also drawn enlarged because it has been newly registered.
For special attention, low-flying targets are drawn here in red.
Target No.69 in the northeast of the GDR is its own reported aircraft with a southerly course.
Further data of the target characteristics,like the number of the radio technical troops,speed, altitude,course,inventory,etc.could be called up by the operators on the individual displays.

The members of ZGS-14 had a responsible task to perform:
Approximately 7000 NATO and Warsaw Treaty fighter aircraft were operational in total in the area of responsibility.
The most dangerous and largest concentration of weapons in the world.
Up to 50 or more selected targets on the screen at the same time were not uncommon in daily service.
If then the strategic reconnaissance aircraft SR-71 with 3600 km/h or a group of fighter bombers F-4 directly approached the GDR border, the alarm sirens also shrilled in the "Fuchsbau" F├╝rstenwalde.