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The inside of an abandoned Atlas E complex, where the nuke was stored on its belly. In preparation to launch, the sliding roof retracted and the missile was rotated 90-degrees on its crib structure.
The Air Force established 27 Atlas E missile sites (3 squadrons of nine missile sites each in Kansas, Wyoming, and Washington) along with two test sites at Vandenberg AFB.
- Mar 2009
- Taken with a Nikon D300