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Launch Control Panel

Postby MajorG1000 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:11 am

Check out EBay! I just bought a MCCC Launch Control Panel a former missileer made out of mahogony. It looks great. Comes with a key! $115.00 + shipping.
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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:56 pm

I did. Nothing came up. There's a photo of a Viking rocket launch panel, but nothing MM related. Another search (for minuteman mccc launch control panel) brought up more photos:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=ma ... l&_sacat=0

I presume you have a link?
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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby MajorG1000 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:18 pm

When I bought mine and posted here, he had five of 23 left with "4 being sold in the past hour". I went and looked and he has sold out, hence the reason you couldn't find it. I am sorry as I should have posted sooner...but things have been a bit hectic around here lately. I will try to contact the guy who made them, although in an email to me he said he was starting a new job, and probably wouldn't make any more. Perhaps if I can get him to post on here and sees enough interest, he will make more. He had told me he would be posting on AAFM's website.
Again, I apologize. I will see what I can do to get him to make a few more.
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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:46 pm

I don't want to buy one, but I'd like to see a picture of it. Interesting that they sold out quickly.
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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby MajorG1000 on Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:00 am

I tried to upload the picture I had from eBay with no luck. I will take a picture of mine when it arrives and see if I can do it that way. I will still contact the maker and let him know there may be more interest should he decide to make another run of these.
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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby keskiyo on Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:50 am

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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:25 am

That's really nice!
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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby MajorG1000 on Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:11 pm

Thank you Keskiyo...that's the one! He made sure to mention that the switches weren't spring loaded and wouldn't return to "Code Used" after keyturn...
As I write this, I am wearing my white Polo Shirt from cafe' press with my Mollison MM III on the breast. It looks pretty good. The print was sharper on the coffee mugs and Stein, and it is really worth having one of these tokens....I'm still not sure about the bedspread or shower curtain though.
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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby silo warrior on Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:55 pm

That's really cool wish they would come up with one for Titan II and I would jump right on it.

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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:14 am

What? The three target selectors and the key switch? Those and the Launch Sequence (which seems appropriate to me) ? I'd guess doing the whole LCCFC would likely run well over $1000 plus a bunch more for shipping, given the cost of the MM LCP..

Hey, this is my 1054th post, one for each of the operational MM LFs and the Titan II Launch Complexes. (Yeah, I'm a numbers guy.)
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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby MajorG1000 on Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:12 am

I was still on crew when we had 1054 ICBMs pointed at the Soviet Union. I can only think that the SIOP (or whatever acronym has replaced it) is much simpler now.

At any rate, my LCP arrived today! It is as well made as it looks in the pictures...VERY NICE! He even has a stand with the correct degree of "backward lean" to it. I have been making "On Time Keyturns" for about an hour now...I haven't launched anything, but I haven't Critted, either!
My wife just rolled her eyes when she saw it. I am beaming like a kid in a candy store with a One Dollar bill. I have been looking at Chelsea Military Wall Clocks, on eBay...like the ones we had in the capsule. They are expensive though. Does anyone remember A: What diameter they were?
B: What color the face was (Black or White)?

I know it was either the 8 1/2 inch or the 10 1/2 inc diameter, but I'll be darned if I can remember for sure. Also, In my mind's eye, the faces were black, but any pictures I see, the faces are white. I just don't remember. Does anyone here remember? (I know the second hand was red....I think..LOL)
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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:34 am

I'm thinking 8.5", white face. I recall white faces, back bodies. 10.5" just looks a bit big to me. It has been a few years.
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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby MajorG1000 on Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:47 am

I think you are right about the 8 1/2 inch...and the white face. The red second hand wouldn't have stood out as boldly against a black face.
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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby Batman on Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:55 pm

TerrorOfTucson wrote:I'm thinking 8.5", white face. I recall white faces, back bodies. 10.5" just looks a bit big to me. It has been a few years.


Yup, that's the one. 8.5", just like the Navy used aboard ship.
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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby MajorG1000 on Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:11 am

Thank you, Batman. Adding two inches to the diameter causes the value of the clocks to jump threefold!
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