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Missile Load Training

The open day at the Portland ANG base included a demonstration of missile loading.  A jet had been parked out on the ramp for the morning and there was a rack of missiles also on display.  Towards the end of … Continue reading

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Mare Island Museum

The Society of Aviation History organized a visit to Mare Island recently and I went along.  The tour started at the museum and walked to a number of locations before ending up back at the museum which we were then … Continue reading

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ASRAAM Self Portrait

While waking along the ramp occupied by the RAAF Hornets, one of the ASRAAM missiles on the wingtip launch rail of an A-model Hornet had its seeker cover removed. It was dangling by a strap and I was going to … Continue reading

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Needles Battery

I posted some shots of the Needles in this post. The rocky outcrops are not the only thing of interest, however. The strategic location of the cliffs and the importance of some of the military facilities in the waters approached … Continue reading

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Hound Dog

Sometimes you see something that just looks the right way. Tucked under the wing of the B-52 at Castle Air Museum is a Hound Dog missile. This was a nuclear armed stand off weapon carried by the B-52s for a … Continue reading

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Nike Missile Battery

At the height of the cold war, the possibility of large waves of Soviet bombers attacking the United States was considered high.  Defending the major cities and defense installations was a high priority.  The result was one of (if not … Continue reading

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