Atlas ICBM Installation at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base

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Title

Atlas ICBM Installation at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base

Alternative Title

Atlas ICBM Installation at Warren AFB

Subject

Francis E. Warren Air Force Base (Wyo.)
Warren Air Force Base (Wyo.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Atlas (Missile)

Description

Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, near Cheyenne, Wyoming, was one of the earliest sites of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) deployment. In previous deployments at Warren (Warren I and II), the U.S. Air Force installed the Atlas D in non-hardened launch site. With the Atlas E and Atlas F, the Warren III was semi-hardened in order to sustain some of the pressure effects of an atomic explosion. These sites were called "coffin sites," because the missile lay horizontal in a semi-hardened silo and were raised vertical to be launched. Much of the ballistic testing for the Atlas ICBM was conducted at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Source

Original black and white photographic prints: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

ca. 1961

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin "Cal" D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic prints.

Is Part Of

Dr. Calvin Fowler Collection, Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

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Medium

6 black and white photographic prints

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally owned by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"SM-65 Atlas." GlobalSecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/systems/sm-65.htm.

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Original Format

6 black and white photographic prints

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