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Cutaway view of launch facility missile silo showing Minuteman II missile
Cutaway view of launch facility missile silo showing Minuteman II missile
TitleCutaway view of launch facility missile silo showing Minuteman II missile
Date of Originalbetween 1965 and 1980
DescriptionA cutaway view of a launch facility shows a Minuteman II missile occupying the silo.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectMilitary
Subject (LCTGM)Rockets
Military facilities
Cutaway drawings
Subject (LCSH)Minuteman (Missile)
Organization NameUnited States. Air Force
Decade1960-1969
1970-1979
Item Number2009-P-25-10
Format of OriginalDrawings
Transcription"Cutaway of launch facility missile silo showing Minuteman II missile"--Printed under photograph.
Biography/HistoryThe Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site near Cooperstown served an important role as part of the United States' strategy of nuclear deterrence during the Cold War years. The confrontation between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) put our military on continuous alert. The U.S. Air Force started deploying solid-fuel Minuteman missiles near bases in Montana, Missouri, Wyoming, and the Dakotas in the 1960s. Directly on the front lines of the Cold War, the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site preserves and interprets the story of the Minuteman missile system as well as the people working in and living around the missile sites. Constructed as part of the Grand Forks Air Force Base's 321 Missile Wing, the Oscar-Zero Missile Alert Facility (MAF) and the November-33 Launch Facility (LF) were completed in 1965, with Minuteman II missiles installed shortly after completion.
External Resourcehttp://history.nd.gov/historicsites/minutemanmissile/index.html
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionHistoric Site Images Oscar Zero 2009-P-25
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2009-P-25-10)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2009P2510
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