Our Second Trip to the Florence Air and Missile Museum

Florence S.C. - June, 1996


Missiles

Titan
It's hard to get sentimental about an ICBM. It's only successful if it never flies. If it does, you know it's not coming back, regardless of what happens on the mission. I've always wondered, what were the launch teams supposed to do after pushing the nuclear button?
Head for the O club, it's Miller time?
Update their resumes with the new accomplishment?
Call home and say they're coming home early, so start the barbeque grill?

I hope we never find out.

Struts




A practical problem for a museum is how to display missiles. They suffer from a shortage of landing gear, and are generally boring from a visual standpoint. You have to stick them up on poles and tie them up with wires.











Missile

This one could at least serve a useful purpose, if it were painted up to advertise a hamburger stand.






Tactical


We all know mobile homes attract tornados, do they also pull in tactical nukes?







Space stuff


There is some space stuff around, but it's pretty blah. Hard core space junkies will probably find it more interesting than we did.





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