Rehearsal for Armageddon, ICBM, Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. While our country had been testing nuclear weapons in the USA since 1945, they had also been storing them in our back yards since the 1950s.
Do not go into any of the old silos without permission from the owners and with proper protection since they dangerous, hazardous, and privately owned.
The beginning weapons have either been demolished, abandoned filled with rust, dust, lead paint, black mold, trash, and asbestos, or sold to private owners.
- Altas (D sites (30 locations from 1959-1964, California), E sites (28 sites, California, Washington, Wyoming, Kansas), F sites (72 locations: Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Nebraska, New York))
- Titan I, 6 bases, 18 operational sites in 5 states, 3 missiles each, began in 1959 and was completed in 1962. By 1965 every single Titan I site and all the Atlas sites, were shut down and later scrapped and abandoned. None was operational for 4 years.
- Titan II, 108 produced in 1963
- Minuteman II, 1966, Whiteman AFB Missouri
- Minuteman III, from 1971, 450 still operational