Missile Silo Explore - offyonder
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DEER TRAIL, CO - Exploring abandoned Titan 1 missile silo (Complex 2-B). Developed in the late 1950s, the first Titan I missiles became operational in April of 1962.Ê During the Cuban missile crisis in October 1962, the Titans were readied for launch as a deterrent in the crisis.Ê The Titan I missiles had a short operational life and were phased out by 1965.
Each individual Titan I missile complex contained three underground launch silos, each housing one Titan I missile.Ê Launch silos are 160 feet deep and 40 feet in diameter.Ê Titan I missiles had to be fueled before being elevated from the silos to be launched from the surface.Ê Other underground structures include a powerhouse, control center, radio antennas, water supply wells, and a myriad of tunnels.Ê Complexes covered between 30 to 60 acres.Ê

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