Atlas ICBM's loaded on C-133B Cargomaster

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Atlas ICBM's loaded on C-133B Cargomaster

Postby Atlas D MMT on Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:51 pm

Images and a Video link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l_pEZrMIc8 of the Atlas Missile being loaded on the Douglas C-133B Cargomaster.

During the flights the missiles were escorted by a Missile Mechanic (MMT) to maintain proper pressurization of the oxygen and fuel tanks during flight


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Re: Atlas ICBM's loaded on C-133D Cargomaster

Postby bedbug on Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:23 am

Did you notice that the first picture is plane 90533

the second picture is 90531

The trees to the right side of the first and the trees on the right side of the C133B look the same.
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Re: Atlas ICBM's loaded on C-133B Cargomaster

Postby Atlas D MMT on Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:37 pm

The tail number of the aircraft in the video is also '90533"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l_pEZrMIc8
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Re: Atlas ICBM's loaded on C-133B Cargomaster

Postby SAC Killer on Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:17 pm

Makes me wonder if the Atlas was sized to fit inside the C-133. And interesting that a missile with such a fragile skin was shipped without any equivalent to the SSHCBM. Thanks for sharing the photos!
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