View of Missile Assembly Area, expanded
We are through the front gate, looking back over the missile assembly
area. You can see various buildings.
- Near the middle right is the front gate guard building.
(We just passed that on the way into the site.)
- The red roofed building is the assembly area office and work shop.
- Near the lower right is a Nike Hercules missile on display.
- The flat roofed building with the vents out the roof is the
- To the left of the generator building are two radars.
The radars were normally on the top of the hill in the background.
- The one that looks like a shiny dish is a tracking radar.
- The other is a LOPAR acquisition radar.
- The flat roofed building with no vents is the missile assembly building.
- The little hill between the generator building and the missile assembly building
helps prevent any explosion in the missile assembly building from destroying
other life or equipment. (I never heard of an explosion.)
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