Concrete Coffin

(About this image) Concrete Coffin - Atlas D soft missile launcher in Wyoming
Concrete Coffin - Atlas D soft missile launcher in Wyoming

The launcher for the Atlas D was dubbed the “coffin launcher”, the 85ft tall missile was stored un-fueled in the horizontal position above ground prior to launch in these huge “soft” houses. This method of storage was opposite the Atlas D’s contemporary system, the Titan 1 which was stored vertically below ground in hardened concrete bunkers.

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3 Responses to “Concrete Coffin”

  1. ....peter:)

    Hello William!
    i’m glad that you dropped in yesterday otherwise i would not have seen this series about the evolution of the Atlas missile….
    i am going to have a look around…
    but i will be back to follow your site more often….peter:)

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