Titan Missile Museum Website

The Titan Missile Museum showcases the dramatic vestiges of the Cold War between the U.S. and former Soviet Union and provides a vivid education about the history of nuclear conflict-a history of keeping the peace.

At the Titan Missile Museum, near Tucson, Arizona, visitors journey through time to stand on the front line of the Cold War. This preserved Titan II missile site, officially known as complex 571-7, is all that remains of the 54 Titan II missile sites that were on alert across the United States from 1963 to 1987.

Able to launch from its underground silo in just 58 seconds, the Titan II was capable of delivering a 9-megaton nuclear warhead to targets more than 6300 miles (10,000 km) away in about 30 minutes. Nowhere else in the world can visitors get this close to an intercontinental ballistic missile in its operational environment. This one-of-a kind museum gives visitors a rare look at the technology used by the United States to deter nuclear war. What was once one of America's most top secret places is now a National Historic Landmark, fulfilling its new mission of bringing Cold War history to life for millions of visitors from around the world.

The Titan II was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and space launcher developed by the Glenn L. Martin Company from the earlier Titan I missile. Titan II was originally used as an ICBM. It was later used as a medium-lift space launch vehicle to carry payloads for the United States Air Force (USAF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These payloads include the USAF Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP), the NOAA weather satellites, and NASA's Gemini manned space capsules. The modified Titan II SLVs (Space Launch Vehicles) were launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California up until 2003.


Titan II Missile Specifications

Length: 103 ft. (ICBM configuration) - First stage length 70 ft.
Diameter: 10 ft. (first & second stages - ICBM configuration).
Weight: 270,000 lbs. at launch
Armament: General Electric Mk. 6 Nuclear warhead
First stage - Aerojet LR87-AJ-5 two chamber liquid propellant rocket of 430,000 lbs. thrust fueled by Aerozine-50 (fuel) that ignites on contact with nitrogen tetroxide (oxidizer).
Second stage of ICBM configuration was powered by Aerojet-General LR91-AJ-5 rocket engine of 100,000 lbs. Thrust
Crew: None
PERFORMANCE (ICBM Configuration)
Maximum speed: 15,000 mph / 13,904 knots|
Maximum range: Approximately 10,000 statute miles / 8,700 nautical miles
Maximum altitude: 700 statute miles / 610 nautical miles

The above was taken from the Titan Missile Museum Website.












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