Thursday, May 13, 2010

ICBM Airlift

In preparing to answer questions from Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine, I find that I may have made a huge misstatement about ICBM airlift. I was under the strong impression that the ICBM moves were all done in the B-model. Terry Wall says he definitely moved Atlas and his shot in the book shows a Titan loading into an A-model at Ellsworth. All you LMs out there, please straighten me out. This is for an article by John Sotham about the C-133 to appear in SASM in September.

Cal Taylor

And Terry Wall just added the following comment and photo:

I have been under the impression for all these years that we carried Titans in the A models. It may not have been easy fitting them through the door, but it was done, I think. I took a picture in 1962 that I think is a Titan offloading at Ellsworth:


Can anyone identify the missile type for sure?

1 comment:

Terry said...

I have been under the impression for all these years that we carried Titans in the A models. It may not have been easy fitting them through the door, but it was done, I think. I took a picture in 1962 that I think is a Titan offloading at Ellsworth:
http://tinyurl.com/24d4l7t
Can anyone identify the missile type for sure?