Ever wonder what an underground bunker looks like when the Air Force lives there?

Okay, we should qualify that – when the Air Force lived there in 1962!

If you are an Atlas F fan or history buff, you might enjoy browsing around this site – SiloWorld.net.  It’s a treasure trove of pictures, documents, stories, and fascinating information about Atlas, Titan and Minuteman missile silos, command center bunkers, and about the people who manned them.

This page has two true stories.  The first story is a Missileer remembering the challenge of trying to keep the Atlas F Missile 80% launch ready (NOT an easy task!)  The second story is an eye witness account of an Atlas F missile accident in 1964.

Inside the Launch Control Center.  One of the many wonderful historical photos at SiloWorld.net!
Inside the Launch Control Center. One of the many wonderful historical photos at SiloWorld.net!

The Air Force may have taken their computers and equipment with them when they closed the Atlas F missile program, but you can still get an idea of what the bunkers looked like when the program was in full swing.  SiloWorld has pictures and manuals!  Yes, manuals!   Here’s a couple of our favorite links:

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