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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by willie_pete, Oct 1, 2020.
Did you need a turtle cleaning kit, for the turtle races?
No, not mine; generic interwebz photos. It was against SAC policy to take a camera into the site. I don't have any pictures to speak of.
The two in my post are from two different missile wings - hard to tell which one though the second one was like the layout at Little Rock. If you notice, the red EWO safe is in two different locations. There were three Wings; Little Rock, AR, Davis-Monthan in Tucson AZ and McConnell in Wichita, KS.
They didn't need any cleaning afterward; didn't get dirty. You could eat off of every flat surface there. The crew that was awake from 4AM to 8AM had the floor buffer duty.
This was SAC; not the regular AF.
I see. So not necessarily the same one from docs photos, they're just all set up somewhat similarly?
What, $55 million to build the silo and no cupholders?
Six billion people would really appreciate you NOT spilling that Coke and launching the missile, okay?
No regs against having lunch on the control panel?
After watching that video, i immediately thought about confined space hazards if they were going in. Then i watched the next video where they go in and came very close to dying because they didn't know it was full of methane gas. His voice changed so he knew they were in some kind of gas and gtho of there. I will be watching more of his videos.
Very dangerous, even abandoned...the one I was in had some water buildup in the bottom, stagnated...I began coughing the very next day and then had to be on antibiotics for a week to knock out a lung infection.
Same plans to build all 54 silos; individual wings had some minor differences in the control room setup. Outside the control room everything was virtually identical.
Actually the chairs were from B-52 bombers. Ask @Caver 60 if he had cup holders .
If it was going to get nuclear outside, you were supposed to belt yourself in so you didn't get bounced around. You can see the chair rails in the second picture in post # 19.
No, no restrictions on eating anywhere - or at least that I remember.
Dampeners, big shock absorbers. That tunnel is free-floating so each end can move independently during an nuclear attack.
SAC really didn't engage in much hand waving.
Be sure to check out Kartchner Caverns while you are in the vicinity. Amazing place. You will need to buy tickets ahead of time, the tours sell out a week or more in advance.
Awesome place, I enjoyed it when I visited a couple years ago. That and the nearby Pima air and space museum!
Am I slow on the uptake? I don't ever recall an ejection seat looking like that. Your 'chairs' look pretty plush.
The only other 'chairs' on a BUFF were the IP's seat, and it was spartan. Downstairs the 'chair' was a lid on top of the toilet, which was basically a can with a plastic bag inside, and a flat metal seat lid with a thin cushion you sat on during critical phases of Fight. You also crawled over the toilet lid, if you had to go back to the bomb bay to check for iron bomb hangers, or to bring the gunner forward if his cabin pressurization system had problems on a long flight.
No cupholders anywhere. But we did have a small electric pot to re-heat the cold coffee we got with the inflight box meal lunches.
I remember going to the Johnson Space Center and seeing the Apollo capsules and other training sites. I was amazed at how small and cramped these capsules were in the early days. I get a little claustrophobic just looking at it. I am also amazed what these guys were able to accomplish in the early days and more amazed at where we are now. I was sickened when Obama crippled NASA and gave Russia the task of transporting our astronauts to the ISS..
I was expecting a story of yellow and pink Easter candies. WITH PICTURES!
Missile site Urban Fable I guess. They always told us they were from BUFF's. They certainly looked like expensive .mil surplus.
Here's a better picture. It ran in and out on those rails and could be locked in one position.
Too be fair, NASA crippled themselves long before Obama came along. He just acknowledged reality.
Well we could electrically run the ejection seat up and down. But explosive charges would blow them down to the lowest position, and stow the control column for the ejection sequence. Other wise you would loose your lower legs at the knees when you ejected.
Thankfully I never had to try that feature out. But I've known guys who did. It worked OK for them.