Air Force Facility Missile Site 8 (571-7) Military Reservation

Also known as: Titan Missile Museum, Titan II ICBM Missile Site 571-7
1580 W. Duval Mine Rd., Green Valley, Arizona

Photo 

Tucson05 TitanICBM

By Aspersions at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7859578

Map 

Description 

This is the sole remaining Titan II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) complex of the 54 that were "on alert" during the Cold War between 1963 and 1987; as such, it is the single remaining example of the liquid-fueled ICBM launch facilities utilized by the Strategic Air Command. The Titan II missile carried the largest single warhead used in the ICBM program and was capable of destroying targets that Atlas, Titan I, and Minuteman I and II missiles could not. Built in response to the the "missile gap" panic of the late 1950s and early 1960s, Titan II Missile Site 571-7 provides a unique window into the design, construction, and operation of a weapon system built to survive a first-strike nuclear attack and be able to launch its missile if so ordered. The site has retained or assembled all of the above and below ground command and control facilities as well as the missile silo itself, which contains a Titan II missile. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, April 19, 1994

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 3, 1992
Reference number
92001234
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Missile Silo Complex
Areas of significance
Engineering; Military; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic function
Air facility
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1975-2000; 1950-1974
Significant years
1963; 1982
Number of properties
Contributing structures: 8
Contributing objects: 38
Non-contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2018: New photo from Bill Eichelberger

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