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ICBM Offutt 385 / 549 field

Last modified: 10 Jul 2018, submitted by: Joker
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Country: United States    Region: Nebraska

Latitude: 41° 11' 22" N     Longitude: -97° 33' 39" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

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Former Atlas D "three-launcher" complex assigned to 385 Strategic Air Wing / 549th Strategic Msl Sq. 1960-1965
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549th was assigned 9 missiles, based in a 3 x 3 configuration: 3 launchers and 1 combined guidance control/launch facility constituted a launch complex and 3 dispersed complex locations comprised the squadron.

Missiles were housed in "coffin launcher" style complexes. Kept in semi-hardened facilities in which the missile was stored horizontally above ground. In order to launch, a 400-ton overhead door was rolled back after which the missile was raised to vertical position. Once upright, the missile was fueled with RP-1 and LOX after which it would be made ready for launch.

549 Operated 3 sites of 3 missiles at each site (9 total):
549-A, 3.4 mi SE of Mead, NE 4111′37″N 09626′23″W
549-B, 3.6 mi NE of Arrington, NE 4129′17″N 09617′59″W
549-C, 4.3 mi SE of Missouri Valley, IA 4131′15″N 09549′09W

Check nearby facilities at lat/long:
4112'33"N 9627'51"W whd storage
4110'19"N 9627'32"W 4x ops facility
4108'35"N 9628'59"W log facility
4109'41"N 9624'58"W log facility

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