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on Jul 25, 2019 in Landscape Photography

Mutual Destruction

Titan II
captured by Z7 / Z24-70f2.8

While the whole idea behind the Arms Race and Mutual Destruction is over my pay grade, I can get into the engineering and technology it produced. I finally, after decades of saying I need to, toured the Titan II Missle museum in Green Valley AZ. Walking around the exhibit prior to going down into the silo (yes, you walk down in it) is really a bit depressing. Especially when you see the 6300lbs nuclear warhead! Then you dawn your hardhat and head down the stairs into the underground world of the ’60s and Mutual Destruction.

Titan II
captured by Z7 / Z24-70f2.8

You’re allowed to take your camera with you, so I grabbed the Z7 / Z24-70f2.8 and glad I did (though the photos aren’t going on my kitchen wall). You’re down there for an hour learning a whole lot how some really smart people prepared and built for Mutual Destruction. One example I can verbalize is the command room is “hung” on giant springs so even if an atom bomb were dropped on them or the Titan II Missle were to launch that’s right next to them, they would not feel or hear a thing! I realize that not everyone is into history, especially something as dark as this. It was though, eyeopening what the world did and in many ways, squeezed by, to still be in existence today!

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