Return to Site Summit, Alaska,
During the December 2015 SF-88 Open House,
Steve and Marilyn August
delivered the following pictures, and more,
to one of the docents, me - Ed Thelen.
A note: Most of the Alaskan annual proficiency firings were from Site Summit.
A person might say that there is an overabundance of launch photos -
but I'm trying to convince some folks that the booster blast zone
is surprisingly small, tens of feet, not hundreds of yards.
|Missiles are assembled, tested and warheaded on site||We are approaching the storage barn and launching racks||Inside the storage barn, near U.S. cities missiles were stored underground.|
|The launcher has a blast deflector, a steel plate at about 45 degrees, kicking much of the blast to the right.||The hot fumes have expanded less than twice the previous radius.||And this is just about the limit - different site, different view.|