This is the last of the 18 Titan II missiles that were bassed around Tucson Arizona for some 20 years. This one was turned into a museum run by the Pima Air Museum tours are available daily. Located on Duval Mine road north of Green Valley Arizona. A very popular cold war tourist attraction in the southwest. The Titan II is a second generation liquid fueled ballistic missile and the largest Inter Continental Ballistic Missile ICBM ever developed by the United States The original concept was developed in the late 1950 s and construction of the launch complexes began in December of 1960 The first missile was installed in December of 1962 and the first unit was turned over to the Strategic Air Command SAC on March 31 1963 In all there were 54 Titan II missile sites all declared operationally ready by December 31 1963 18 here at Davis Monthan Air Force Base 390th Strategic Missile Wing Tucson Arizona. Complex 571 7 now the Titan Missile Museum went on alert on July 15 1963 For over twenty years during the cold war these missiles were maintained at the ready They were kept loaded with propellants and nuclear warheads in their hardened underground silos able to be launched within one minute from the time an order was received Manned by highly trained combat crews twenty four hours a day Always ready to react waiting for an order that fortunately never came. Keyword Willett and military to see my other military images.
Ubicación: Green Valley Arizona
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