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American Red Cross - Rehabilitation - Wounded soldiers about Minuteman statue, Lexington

Photograph of Earth from an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

THE CAPE

THE CAPE
THE CAPE

President Gerald R. Ford Delivering Remarks in front of the Minuteman Statue during a Bicentennial Ceremony at Lexington Green

An LGM-25C Titan II missile is launched

A Titan II missile is launched

A right side view of a vehicle-mounted Soviet SS-9 Scarp intercontinental ballistic missile. (Substandard image)

A right side view of a vehicle-mounted Soviet SS-13 Savage intercontinental ballistic missile

STAFF Sergeant John Brown (in cavalry uniform) and missile launch officer Richard C. Soetaret pose in front of a Minuteman missile replica outside the main gate, to represent the "muskets to missiles" theme of the 5th Cavalry reorganized

A Northrop Corporation technician tests the buoyancy and balance of a "floating ball" element of the new inertial guidance system being developed for the US Air Force's MX advanced intercontinental ballistic missile technology program

A Minuteman III ICBM test launch

An LGM-30B Minuteman I intercontinental ballistic missile is in flight during a test

An LGM-30B Minuteman I intercontinental ballistic missile is in flight during a test

An LGM-30B Minuteman I intercontinental ballistic missile is launched during a test

An LGM-30B Minuteman I intercontinental ballistic missile is launched during a test

An LGM-30B Minuteman I intercontinental ballistic missile is launched during a test

An LGM-30B Minuteman I intercontinental ballistic missile is launched during a test

An LGM-30B Minuteman I intercontinental ballistic missile is in flight during a test

An LGM-30B Minuteman I intercontinental ballistic missile is in flight during a test

An LGM-30B Minuteman I intercontinental ballistic missile is launched during a test

A ripple launch of Minuteman missiles takes place

An aerial view of the launch of a Minuteman missile from Launch Facility 08 ( LF-08). A Minuteman missile launched from LF-09 is visible in the top of the frame

A Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is test fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, to Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, during exercise Global Shield

An AIRMAN 1ST Class security policeman pulls a cable from the security police camper as he prepares to set-up camp. This airman and his counterparts are here to guard a remote Minuteman launch facility

Two Minuteman III, intercontinental ballistic missiles are launched twelve seconds apart. This launching is part of the Strategic Air Command readiness Exercise, Global Shield 79

SrA David Wade, Eugene Clark and SSgt Kevin Gorney, missile maintenance crewmen, perform an electrical check on an LGM-30F Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in its silo

Two missile maintenance crewmen perform an electrical check on an LGM-30F Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in its silo

Two missile maintenance crewmen perform an electrical check on an LGM-30F Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in its silo

A Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is launched by the 374th Tactical Airlift Wing Activities

AN LGM-30G Minuteman III missile is being launched at dawn as a photographer in the foreground operates motion picture equipment to document the launch. Bi-monthly Aerospace Audio Visual Service photo contest, color entry, July 1980, "Minuteman Launch at Dawn."

An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is erected after assembly

The screw jack on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is removed during assembly

The neck clamps on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) are removed during assembly

An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is rotated during assembly

An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is set on trailer jacks after assembly

The pods on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) are inspected during assembly

An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is set on trailer jacks after assembly

The meter for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is installed during assembly

Launch of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile

Launch of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile

Air Force technicians prepare to install an All Ordnance Destruct System on a Minuteman I missile

Air Force technicians apply pucky sealant to the raceway on a Minuteman I missile for a modification of the Advance Maneuvering Re-entry Vehicle II

Air Force technicians apply pucky sealant to the raceway on a Minuteman I missile for a modification of the Advance Maneuvering Re-entry Vehicle II

Air Force technicians prepare to install an All Ordnance Destruct System on a Minuteman I missile

Air Force technicians prepare to install an All Ordnance Destruct System on a Minuteman I missile

Minuteman I launch

LGM-30 Minuteman I missile launch from launch facility 06

A Minuteman III launch

A view of the LGM-30G Minuteman III missile being launched

An artist's concept of the payload assembly building planned for the upcoming MX intercontinental ballistic missile program at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif

An aerial view of the Missile X (MX) advanced intercontinental ballistic missile mechanical maintenance facility construction progress, looking southwest

An aerial view of the Missile X (MX) advanced intercontinental ballistic missile mechanical maintenance facility, looking southwest

GEN Bennie L. Davis, commander, Air Training Command, conducts a press conference to announce the findings of a panel on the Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) silos

A Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is launched off the California coast

AN LGM-30 Minuteman I Intercontinental ballistic Missile (ICBM) is launched from Launch Facility 6. The missile is unarmed

An exterior view of the east wall and high bay of the Missile X (MX) advanced intercontinental ballistic missile mechanical maintenance facility

AN interior view, looking south, of the Missile X (MX) advanced intercontinental ballistic missile mechanical maintenance facility

A view of west wall of the Missile X (MX) advanced intercontinental ballistic missile mechanical maintenance facility

A view of installation of metal wall studs at the Missile X (MX) advanced intercontinental ballistic missile mechanical maintenance facility

An aerial view of the Missile X (MX) advanced intercontinental ballistic missile facility under construction

AN interior view of the vertical lift door at the missile assembly building, part of the Missile X (MX) advanced intercontinental ballistic missile facility

A view of a roll-up door of the mechanical maintenance facility of the Missile X (MX) advanced intercontinental ballistic missile facility

AN exterior view of the missile assembly building, part of the Missile X (MX) advanced intercontinental ballistic missile facility

An aerial view of the integrated test facility construction progress at the Missile X (MX) advanced intercontinental ballistic missile site, looking west

Night view of a Minuteman (LGM-30) first stage loaded on a flatbed trailer

A technician works on a Minuteman laser-guided missile 30 rocket motor

Two civilian technicians look at the underneath side of a Minuteman (LGM-30) reentry platform. Platform is mounted on a test stand

Launch of a Titan II standard launch vehicle 5

Workers at a Minuteman (LGM-30) silo construction site

Minuteman transporter-erector is raised to the 45 degree angle position

Worker sprays inside of Minuteman (LGM-30) silo wall

Technicians, using a forklift, prepare to move a piece of a Minuteman laser-guided missile 30

Launch of a Minuteman laser-guided missile-30 during the crimson sunset

A portion of a Minuteman laser guided missile 30 is loaded on a transport vehicle

Launch of Minuteman laser-guided missile 30

Cold launch demonstration of a Missile X (MX) intercontinental ballistic missile

A night view of a Minuteman III missile launch

A view of the first flight-weight MX intercontinental ballistic missile being readied for developmental testing at Martin Marietta's Test Facility

An artist's concept of a Soviet intercontinental ballistic missile with multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles. PHOTO courtesy of Soviet Military Power Magazine

A view of a Soviet SS-13 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Exact Date Shot Unknown

A view of a Soviet intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) deployment map

A Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is launched from a pad on the coast

Missile fuels technicians from the 390th Missile Maintenance Squadron offload liquid ozidizer from the Titan II missile at site 571-09. This is the first Titan II missile site to be formally deactivated

Missile fuels technicians from the 390th Missile Maintenance Squadron offload liquid oxidizer from the Titan II missile at site 571-09. This is the first Titan II missile site to be formally deactivated

Missile fuels technicians from the 390th Missile Maintenance Squadron offload liquid ozidizer from the Titan II missile at site 571-09. This is the first Titan II missile site to be formally deactivated

Personnel of the 390th Missile Maintenance Squadron direct the arrival of a Titan II first stage at the Southern Pacific Railyard. This is the first Titan II missile to be removed from duty with the 390th Strategic Missile Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz

Members of the 390th Missile Maintenance Squadron prepare stage one of a Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for transport from site 571-6 to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona

A sign is posted to welcome Titan II and Minuteman wings participating in the Strategic Air Command's 14th annual Olympic Arena Exercise

A view of an operation test launch of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)

Artwork: "Titan II" Artist: Virginia Ford

A close-up view of re-entry vehicles being positioned on the post-boost vehicle of an MX intercontinental ballistic missile in the preassembly building

A Minuteman III missile takes off from Launch Facility 26

A view of a Soviet SS-11 intercontinental ballistic missile. "Soviet Military Power," 1983, Page 18

Chart showing U.S. and Soviet intercontinental ballistic missile launcher and reentry vehicle deployment for 1968 to 1983. "Soviet Military Power," 1983, Pages 19

A member of the 321st Strategic Missile Wing works at a control panel inside a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile silo

An interior view of a Minuteman II intercontinental ballistic missile silo showing the living quarters and control panels. This silo is manned by personnel of the 321st Strategic Missile Wing

A member of the 321st Strategic Missile Wing works at a control panel inside a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile silo

Shock-absorbing pads fall away from the surface of an MGM-118A Peacekeeper intercontinental ballistic missile as it emerges from its launch canister. This is the first test launch of the Peacekeeper

A technician monitors a computer printout while testing the electrical circuits of an MGM-118 Peacekeeper (formerly MX) intercontinental ballistic missile control guidance system

Technicians examine a panel while testing the electrical circuits of an MGM-118 Peacekeeper (formerly MX) intercontinental ballistic missile control guidance system

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