Belly of the Beast

(About this image) Belly of the Beast - Atlas D ICBM cradle and launch apparatus

Sitting in a field in rural Wyoming, this doomsday machine now resembles a slumbering Transformer. This is the cradle of an Atlas D ICBM, decommissioned in 1965 after just four years of service. After the Atlas D’s were retired many went on in service as launch vehicles for satellites.

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5 Responses to “Belly of the Beast”

  1. Remus

    “…resembles a slumbering Transformer.”
    I barely saw the photo, I also thought about it.

    The presence of the light flare, gives a magical touch to the photo.


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