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I. 1e GMS - All missile silo's

Last modified: 04 Apr 2022, submitted by: Joker
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Country: France    Region: Vaucluse

Latitude: 43° 58' 32" N     Longitude: 5° 27' 56" E

Area use / Military Branches: Disbanded

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1e Groupe Missiles Strategiques operated 18 Zones de Lancement (IRBM missile silos).
All of them - with the exeption of 3 - are destroyed; ttheir locations can be found at grid:

Demolished silo's:
- 43 58' 32" N 5 27' 56" E Former IRBM silo 1.1 http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2011%2004.JPG
- 44 1' 45" N 5 27' 56" E silo 1.3 http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2013%2005.JPG
http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2013%2004.JPG
- 44 2' 44" N 5 30' 23" E silo 1.4 http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2014%2002.JPG
- 44 2' 29" N 5 32' 54" E silo 1.5 http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2015%2003.JPG
http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2015%2002.JPG
- 44 1' 10" N : 5 32' 26" E silo 1.6 http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2016%2001.JPG
http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2016%2002.JPG
http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2016%2003.JPG
- 43 59' 35" N 5 32' 2" E silo 1.7 http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2017%2002.JPG
http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2017%2001.JPG
- 43 57' 47" N 5 34' 13" E silo 1.9 http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2019%2002.JPG
- 44 8' 17" N 5 26' 57" E silo 2.1 http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2021%2001.JPG
http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2021%2002.JPG
- 44 6' 30" N 5 26' 21" E silo 2.2 http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2022%2002.JPG
- 44 4' 0" N 5 25' 49" E silo 2.3 http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2023%2001.JPG
http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2023%2002.JPG
- 44 3' 29" N 5 28' 9" E silo 2.4 http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2035%2002.JPG
- 44 5' 14" N 5 29' 57" E silo 2.5 http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2025%2003.JPG
http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2025%2002.JPG
- 44 6' 17" N 5 31' 58" E silo 2.7 http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2027%2001.JPG
http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2027%2002.JPG
- 44 7' 21" N 5 29' 35" E silo 2.8 http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2028%2001.JPG
http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2028%2002.JPG
- 44 8' 57" N 5 29' 9" E silo 2.9 http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2029%2001.JPG
http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2029%2002.JPG

Silo's converted for other means:
- 44 0' 2" N 5 29' 14" E silo 1.2 current Sirene Observation Post. Cconverted into astronomical observation post. the hardened combined security-nobreak facility is currently the office; the silos are covered with rotatable domes protecting the telescopes underneath.
Photos ops status http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%20vue%20aerienne.jpg
http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20silo.jpg
Photos current status:
http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/2184078.jpg
http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/2184079.jpg
- 43 59' 49" N 5 34' 48" E silo 1.8 converted into a remote controlled sysmic station.
Photos http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2018%2001.JPG
http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2018%2002.JPG
- 44 4' 15" N 5 32' 4" E silo 2.6.converted into the receiver (RX) site of the GRAVES radarsystem. Check AA Broyes-Aubigney for the TX site and more about the GRAVES system. Photos http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2026%2003.JPG
http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2026%2004.JPG
http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2026%2001.JPG
http://f6crp.pagesperso-orange.fr/image/graves_2.jpg
http://www.thelivingmoon.com/45jack_files/04images/Bases/GRAVES_005.png

This concrete blockhouse http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/albion/albion%20ZL%2011%2004.JPG was the standard air force launcher crew facility located at all IRBM silos. It was hardened to withstand ground attacks with an armor plated watchtower covering the entire site with machineguns. The building had landline/VHF/UHF comms, several technical and logistic facilities and a crewroom. After site closure and demolition all blockhouses were stripped but remained mostly intact and are the only visible remains of the past. Some have been converted for other purposes..


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