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#1 MiloMorai

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 1445 PM

https://youtu.be/_aR6OGyVWXg


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#2 Mr King

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 2003 PM

Fuck that is scary to watch. 


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#3 MiloMorai

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 2201 PM

And, that was only one Minuteman missile.


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 0112 AM

On the question on the terror of nuclear war, by far the most harrowing treatment is the Soviet film, Letters From a Dead Man. It is almost unwatchably grim:




 


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#5 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 0153 AM

There is a really good video on Pershing on youtube as well. Particularly like the groovy music, like they are selling a new model Ford or a Remington shaver. :D


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 0213 AM

Anyone see Miracle Mile?


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#7 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 0221 AM

I caught the end of it. Yeah, pretty chilling.

 

Threads wasnt as funny, but it was probably more realistic.


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#8 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 0230 AM

Not forgetting one of my favourite movies...

 


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#9 RETAC21

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 0406 AM

Death by blonde.

 

"Missile away! Say Kelly where did you get that haircut? is fantastic!"

 

just joking, of course...


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 0423 AM

:D

 

About 25 years ago, i must have watched this on telly. Ive never watched it since, but I recall it was pretty well done for a TV movie. People may recall this incident was written about in Eric Schlosser''s Command and Control'.


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 1302 PM

This one always gave me goose bumps...



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#12 Josh

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 1423 PM

And, that was only one Minuteman missile.

 

Also it was deMIRV'd. What is the current status of the ~450 operational missiles? They were deMIRV'd previously, but I think the treaty that handled that was never ratified. Also I think there was going to be an effort to mount the W87 warheads from MX in the remaining minute man fleet.


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 1431 PM

:D

 

About 25 years ago, i must have watched this on telly. Ive never watched it since, but I recall it was pretty well done for a TV movie. People may recall this incident was written about in Eric Schlosser''s Command and Control'.

Titan had a thin skin. Did they have to pressurize the missile when it was unfueled like Atlas?


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 1432 PM

I caught the end of it. Yeah, pretty chilling.

 

Threads wasnt as funny, but it was probably more realistic.

 

Threads is the most sobering and terrifying movie I have watched. I need to give that movie KV7 mentioned above a go. The one thing about these media productions on the nuclear holocaust, is even with all the special effects in the world, they still can not capture how truly horrifying it would be. 


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 1434 PM

:D

 

About 25 years ago, i must have watched this on telly. Ive never watched it since, but I recall it was pretty well done for a TV movie. People may recall this incident was written about in Eric Schlosser''s Command and Control'.

 

Stuart I know you're not on Facebook, but for anyone else that is, there is a Titan museum that has a Facebook page, they regularly posts videos explaining how the silo and missile worked, giving detailed explanation from their preserved missile silo. It can be found here. Quite fascinating https://www.facebook...m-225757590289/


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#16 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 0217 AM

Thanks Mr King. Yeah, I dont use facebook, though as I signed up to oculus rift, im pretty sure the facebook intelligence agency knows all it needs to know about me anyway.

 

There was actually a very interesting book on Amazon I had my eye on, which I have yet to do because it was bloody expensive. Titan interests me because its not widely know, the silo's were based on a British design. We had a bunker developed for Blue Streak, which after the latters cancellation was never actually built. So we gave all the plans (or at the very least, details) to the Americans who, so im led to understand, incorporated it in the Titan silo's.  On the basis of that explosion, I guess we didnt do such a bad job. :D

 

Well I shouldn't say built, because we did start building them as you can see here. We never actually got any finished. A pity, it would have been a genuinely nice relic to have. A modern iteration of the castle in some respects I suppose you could say.

 

http://www.spaceuk.o...l/prospero3.pdf


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#17 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 0220 AM

 

:D

 

About 25 years ago, i must have watched this on telly. Ive never watched it since, but I recall it was pretty well done for a TV movie. People may recall this incident was written about in Eric Schlosser''s Command and Control'.

 

Titan had a thin skin. Did they have to pressurize the missile when it was unfueled like Atlas?

 

 

I think so. If you had a vacuum in the missile, it would crush like a tin can.


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 0501 AM

Atlas used balloon tanks with no support structure- it would collapse on itself if not presurized to 5 Psi.
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Posted 09 June 2019 - 1734 PM

Sometimes intangibles and infrastructure needs attention :mellow:


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