Old USAF Missile Bases

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by fxdwg, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

  2. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Upstate's stomping grounds has a number of 1960's era Atlas Missile silos. Some have been converted to other uses including homes! I believe that they were the only missile sites constructed east of the Mississippi River.
     
  3. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  5. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    All around my house

    Registered: 11/28/05
    Posts: 54 Philadelphia Defense Area ('PH')

    Missile Batteries
    PH-23/25 Lumberton
    PH-32 Marlton
    PH-41/43 Berlin/Clementon
    PH-49 Pitman
    PH-58 Swedesboro


    Command & Control
    PH-64DC Pedricktown (AADCP)
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Just think of all of the resources wasted simply due to our fear of a regime which no longer exists.

    Just think of all of the citizens of that regime forced to live in poverty as their resources were also wasted on this same fear.
     
  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    When we used to live in Idaho Falls, Idaho there were silos all over that state (we were told). Also, always thought that for such an inland state, it was odd to have so much Navy.

    The 4-plex we have there is always renting to Navy guys/families.
     
  8. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    The PH 41/43 site had Hercules missles with nuclear warheads. That is right up the street *** !!!
     
  9. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Yup the star wars charade
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This is way before Star Wars (Reagan?). We are talking Cold War, late 50's-early 60's.

    I wonder how many of our younger members here have seen one of these?

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  11. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Yes we had them in our school (basement section) . I also remember air raid sirens and there tests. There was also a model (full size) of a home air raid shelter built and on display at the main intersection in town across from the bank,bakery, drugstore and of course the local tappy.
     
  12. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Use duck tape and hide under the desk...........
     
  13. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Speaking of that charade, we had one going on here at the Rock Island Arsenal. Story goes that the US knew when Soviet spy satellites were over the arsnal and for that time a large tarp would be unveiled symbolizing the size and shape of certain missile/weapon systems. Easily moved around to keep them guessing what was happening, but all a ruse. However, there is a building there with huge blast doors and extremely wary fully armed military police in the basement. Not sure what happens there but positive I don't want to know.
     
  14. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    I own one of those. It's in my garage. I went there often to avoid the "fallout" from my ex.
     
  15. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Could one say that the USA bankrupted the Soviet Union and forced its collapse?
     
  16. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Thats what many like to believe, but it's not true.
    Communisum itself just doesn't work.
    For example paying farmers to work from 9-5.
    They didn't get paid by the crop, neither did they care.
    Thats why the US and Canada kept selling Russia wheat.

    They know longer have that problem, since the new free society (marketplace).

    Yes, the nukes probably costed them money, but nearly not as much as it did the US.
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Klein, to be fair, Communism in it's purest form does work. Communism as was in place in Soviet Russia failed miserably.
     
  18. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    It might work in theory, but never in reality. I agree that communism in the USSR, just as in pretty much every other "communist" country, is communism in name only. In reality they are simply dictatorships.
     
  19. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    One can not say that the United States is pure capitalism either. Communism Chinese style seems to be on a roll.
     
  20. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I'll tell you from my Cuba experience. The hotel staff, including bar tenders, waiters, restaurant workers, don't even work or walk half the speed the Mexicans did.

    They get jobs assigned by the government.
    And to work in a resort, they probably have political ties with friends or relatives (because they do get good tips), that they actually need to give back to the resort and 75% of all tips the resort keeps, the remaining 25% goes divided to all staff.

    Thats why if you ever visit there, do it like me. I filled a whole 2nd suitcase with presents, such as school items, nutella, candies, etc.
    They get to keep all gifts themselves, and you'll get the best service ever.
    I correct that, much better service - still slower then mexicans !