Launcher Area

The launcher area complex consisted of 2 launcher buildings that had the ability to raise 4 missiles at a time having a total ready to fire of 8. Alaska, Greenland and some sites in Georgia & south Florida  were the only places that the missiles were stored above ground. in the rest of the  lower 48 states all missile storage was below ground and missiles were raised on a elevator system. Other buildings included day room, warhead storage, missile assembly, generator building, motor pool and the MP dog kennels. As the warhead inventory ranged from ordinary high explosive to nuclear up to 40 kt. the area was under 24-7 patrol by MPíS with guard dogs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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