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This beauty just got added to our Air and Space Museum here at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota.

The display is not finished yet, in fact there is not even a plaque out in front of it yet.
I was thinking it was a Titan 1 ICBM and after my wife went inside talking to the staff, found out my guess was correct.


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A few more images
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[h=2]Titan I[/h]Main article: HGM-25A Titan I
The HGM-25A Titan I was the first version of the Titan family of rockets. It began as a backup ICBM project in case the Atlas was delayed. It was a two-stage rocket whose LR-87 engine was powered by RP-1 and liquid oxygen. It was operational from early 1962 to mid-1965. The ground guidance for the Titan was the UNIVAC ATHENA computer, designed by Seymour Cray, based in a hardened underground bunker.[2] Using radar data, it made course corrections during the burn phase.
Unlike decommissioned Thor, Atlas, and Titan II missiles, the Titan I inventory was scrapped and never reused for space launches or RV tests, as all support infrastructure for the missile had been converted to the Titan II/III family by 1965.

Love to see the details on the real thing... like the wire tunnels and vents......
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Is Ellsworth anywhere near Rapid City? Hoping to visit Mt. Rushmore one of these years.
 

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Is Ellsworth anywhere near Rapid City? Hoping to visit Mt. Rushmore one of these years.
Better get there before...

They tear it DOWN...

Surely, it offends someone...
 

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Just down the street ..................... like 8 miles away !!

Is Ellsworth anywhere near Rapid City? Hoping to visit Mt. Rushmore one of these years.
 

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I think I see a B-25 an F-111 and perhaps an F-106 or 102 in the backgrounds. Maybe a Tudor? A transport maybe a Douglas of some kind mixed in there too? I hope the 25 is moved indoors for the winters.
On closer look maybe a B-1 (Bone) or a B-58? (No I didn't use Google yet.) OP comment was I close? Kurt:confused2:
 
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I think I see a B-25 an F-111 and perhaps an F-106 or 102 in the backgrounds. Maybe a Tudor? A transport maybe a Douglas of some kind mixed in there too? I hope the 25 is moved indoors for the winters.
On closer look maybe a B-1 (Bone) or a B-58? (No I didn't use Google yet.) OP comment was I close? Kurt:confused2:


Kurt, You are correct except on the B-58 Hustler ....... That is a B-1B Lancer in our museum since that is what the 28th BW operates....... I am Still working on them at 50 years old. I sometimes think ...." I am to old for this ! "

Here is one of my favorites exhibits at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum...
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I am going to build a model of the Nike Ajax soon !!
 

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Better get there before...

They tear it DOWN...

Surely, it offends someone...
Some footage of the vandalism that has been happening to statues over in the USA has made it down here to Oz. Similar things happening down here with statues being defaced with graffiti. Sad to see that they want to create an expurgated version of history, removing the parts that offend them. Seems more like a totalitarian perspective on their part than a democratic one. Stalin would be proud of their tactics.
 

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Some footage of the vandalism that has been happening to statues over in the USA has made it down here to Oz. Similar things happening down here with statues being defaced with graffiti. Sad to see that they want to create an expurgated version of history, removing the parts that offend them. Seems more like a totalitarian perspective on their part than a democratic one. Stalin would be proud of their tactics.
Yep, here come the communists.
 

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