Titan II ICBM at Site 571-7
Protection Through Power
I recently visited the Titan Missile Museum near Tucson, Arizona. This was a fascinating place and I highly recommend visiting the museum if you are in the area. The Titan II was capable of launching from its underground silo in 58 seconds and could deliver a nine megaton thermonuclear warhead to its target more than 6300 miles away, in less than thirty minutes. Of the 54 Titan II missile sites that were in service between 1963 and 1987, the Tuscon site is the only one that remains. The underground facility reminded me of Lost’s Dharma Initiative because of the age and colors of everything. The computer systems and technology used to run the facility and missile were amazing. Fifty plus years ago this would have been quite the feat to develop and relied on some very smart engineering.