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Author Topic: NUCLEAR MISSILE SILO  (Read 988 times)
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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2011, 06:13:42 pm »

“It’s your standard hydraulic lift,” Townsley says. “It’s just really big.”

Decades ago the lifts were a crucial part of the operation. Before the missile could be launched, the multi-ton, three-foot thick doors had to swing outward and allow an elevator to raise the missile toward the sky as quickly as possible. If an enemy attack was really underway, every second counted.
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