dj_axle (dj_axle) wrote in abandonedplaces,
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Nuclear Winter

When I started into exploring, one of my goals was to visit a nuclear missile silo. OPEX '77 gave me that chance. This particular battery was armed with Nike/Hercules rockets with Nuclear Warheads. The missiles were stored in a horizontal configuration then raised to virtical for launching.

The battery is located in the center of a public park where we were enjoying our evening picnic. We were lucky, that johnny law wasn't called on us, and we could actually get into one of the silos, most were flooded. Except one where the owner was using it as a garage. The battery was shut down in the 1970s, and was manned by Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 209th Air Defense Artillery.

Silo 1


Silo

Details

hatch.hidden

Hatch

Into Darkness

Generator
An old generator, actually from when the place was used as a missile silo

Computer
Industrial computer, from when the place was used as a missile silo

Garage
Auxillery Building on the site.

Storage
Another building on site.
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