Anybody Want To Buy A Missile Launch Control Facility?

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  1. willie_pete

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    You could play "Wargames" in it. :supergrin:



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    Minuteman??? Interesting...

    Personally, the best conversions I've seen pictures of have been the former Atlas sites that were horizontal storage for the missile and required erectors, fueling, etc.
     
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    Was it assumed this was a survivable situation with 35' of terra firma above?
     
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    Zombie safe zone!
     
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    I think the goal was for the crew to survive long enough to launch their birds. Anything else was gravy.
     
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    I'd love to live in that.
     
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    Would be cool to own. But then I think of the maintenance to keep an installation like that dry and safe to live in (power, lights, ventilation, etc). That is why they had a staff / crew!
     
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    You could make some great end of world/nuclear apocalypse porn movies there!
     
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    Yes, other than a near direct hit.

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    There was a sand filled pipe leading to the surface for the crew to use in case the rubble upstairs prevented the normal exit route.

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    Naw, it got old after a while ( 24 hours ).

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    Yeah, I always wondered about that. If the normal egress route is blown away or covered the crew would be digging through all that rubble (after they'd dug through the sand). I guess it was a feel-good measure to give the "survivors" some hope.

    I recall the 80s movie "The Day After" in which a Minuteman tech was walking on a dirt road after the attack. Someone asked him "Are you just going to desert the Air Force?" and he replied "What Air Force are you referring to?" My supervisor once said that if the balloon went up and anyone survived they should consider themselves recipients of automatic hardship discharges.
     
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    "Three inch sump pump line runs topside" .....
    Expecting a little water ? .... :whistling:
     
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    I was a member of the ElectroMechanical Team at Malmstrom (EMT, also known as Every Motherloving Thing). Sump pump maintenance was one of our regular tasks until we were able to unload it onto the Facilities Maintenance Teams. Every LCF and every LF had sump pits. In the LF you're working at the bottom of the launch tube directly underneath the rocket nozzles. At least it's warm.
     
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    235K seems a fair price for the site, but you'd likely have to count on at least another 200-400K more to make the below ground facility livable and also convert the above ground facility into a true family "home".

    Ongoing maintenance on the below ground facility would also likely be a real booger.
     
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    I imagine there would be a lot of toxic waste, too, even in an LCF. Those things were built in the late 50s to early 60s, before anyone thought about such things.
     
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    True, and then there's also the fact that there's a good reason why there would be so much rubble up there - namely the fact that a nuke (or several nukes) that were targeting the very facility you are digging out of have recently detonated very close at hand.

    You'd likely be digging your way up into the epicenter of a nuclear detonation area with radiation levels high enough to cook you like a hot dog.
     
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    I am thinking with the land and the above ground building with five bedrooms and a couple bathrooms along with nine acres it is not a bad deal.
     
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