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Launch site entrance gate

This is a picture of the exclusion area on the south side of the launch site. The missiles you see here are complete, except the rocket motors and warheads are removed for safety. Site SF-88L has 2 magazines. Each held 6 missiles and had 4 launchers. The main part of the magazine is 49' long and 60' wide. There is also a small control room that is located behind several blast-proof doors. This is where the launcher crew would control the launch of the missiles, as well as control the raising and lowering of the launchers.

Raised Missile (First time in 24 years)


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